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生徒の一人がもらった招待状に
21th June 2015と書いてありました。

でも正しくは 21st (twenty first)ですよね。

英語は本当にややこしい! 
st で終わる 1st (first)
nd で終わる  2nd (second)
rd  で終わる 3rd (third)
th  で終わる 4th (fourth) 5th (fifth) 6th (sixth) 7th (seventh)
                    8th (eighth) 9th (ninth) 10th (tenth)

因みに 21 June 2015 と書いてもかまいません。


ところで今のイギリスの女王は Elizabeth ll で Elizabeth the Second と言います。
Queen はラテン語でRegina ーその省略は ”R” と言います。イギリスのお巡りさん
のヘルメットに ”E ll R” と書いてあります。それは”エリザベス 2世 女王”という省略です。

第二次世界戦争は "WW ll"と省略されることがあります。しかし
イギリスのエリザベス2世と違ってWorld War Twoと読みます。
英語には例外が多いですよね。

僕のフルネームは Edwin Lewis Carty lll  (”lll” は the thirdと読む)
日本語で言えば エドウィン・ルウイス・カーティー 三世 区役所など
で説明するのは大変です。(汗)








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Two Ys, 2015/07/18 5:44 PM

Amino acids individually have single letter codes as an abbreviation in biology. "E" "I" and "R" mean glutamic acid, Isoleucine and arginine, respectively. The codes first come to my mind when I see "E II R".

I don't now why, but glutamine is labeled as "Q", although the others such as above are reasonable.

Carty, 2015/07/19 11:32 AM

I found the following explanation: Initial letters of the names of the amino acids were chosen where there was no ambiguity. There are six such cases: cysteine, histidine. isoleucine, methionine, serine and valine. All the other amino acids share the initial letters A, G, L, P or T, so arbitrary assignments were made. These letters were assigned to the most frequently occurring and structurally most simple of the amino acids with these initials, alanine (A), glycine (G), leucine (L), proline (P) and threonine (T).

Other assignments were made on the basis of associations that might be helpful in remembering the code, e.g. the phonetic associations of F for phenylalanine and R for arginine. For tryptophan the double ring of the molecule is associated with the bulky letter W. The letters N and Q were assigned to asparagine and glutamine respectively; D and E to aspartic and glutamic acids respectively. K and Y were chosen for the two remaining amino acids, lysine and tyrosine, because, of the few remaining letters, they were close alphabetically to the initial letters of the names. U and O were avoided because U is easily confused with V in handwritten material, and O with G, Q, C and D in imperfect computer print-outs, and also with zero. J was avoided because it is absent from several languages.

Two other symbols are often necessary in partly determined sequences, so B was assigned to aspartic acid or asparagine when these have not been distinguished; Z was similarly assigned to glutamic acid or glutamine. X means that the identity of an amino acid is undetermined, or that the amino acid is atypical.

Two Ys, 2015/07/22 3:42 PM

Thank, Mr. Carty,

Carty, 2015/07/22 9:45 PM

You are welcome.

るんるん, 2015/07/29 10:58 AM

エドウィンさんていうんですね!

余談ですが、日本のジーンズメーカーのエドウィンは「EDO WINS!」= 江戸が勝つ!という気合い入り社名らしいです。

Carty, 2015/07/29 4:25 PM

「Edo Wins」ほ面白い語源ですね。僕の小銭入れ・コインパースもEdwinの製品です。










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