Billy asked in Science & MathematicsBotany · 2 months ago

Why Do Botanists and Medical People use strange words to describe their equipment and chemicals ? ?

Plants have strange unpronounceable names ,

Medicines have strange unpronounceable names ,

they must love baffling us by using words that are not in the dictionaries . 

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    2 months ago

    Because English does not have other unequivocal words for those things. Specialist jargon happens in any situation where people need to refer to things clearly and unambiguously.

  • 2 months ago

    English do not have a single phonetic way of writting which is compatible with pronouncing (unlike for example Greek languge).

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