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- Subject: Re: Write "Lua" right
- From: Stefan Sandberg <keffo.sandberg@...>
- Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 23:57:50 +0100
Selene was the greek goddess of the moon.
*"Luna*, Accepted common name for Earth's Moon; derived from the Latin
word for "light.""
This makes sense too:
Question: Other planets have moons with names. Is there an official name for our moon?
Answer: The "official" name is the Moon, with a capital M. The satellites of the other planets are called moons (small m). Similarly, stars are referred to as suns, but our star is the Sun.
Javier Guerra wrote:
On 12/20/07, Rob Kendrick <email@example.com> wrote:
It's sometimes called Luna in English too - from the Latin (where the
Portuguese Lua comes from, too)
i'd say that the most "proper name" is Selene