[Tagging] Canopy radius for natural=tree

Friedrich Volkmann bsd at volki.at
Wed Feb 25 10:41:05 UTC 2015


This construct does not come from a natural language. It's rather computer
programming style, like class::subclass (see maxwidth:physical=*, name:en=*
etc.), and it's also in spirit of mathematical notation (functions,
subscripts), like diameter(crown).

On 23.02.2015 23:48, Colin Smale wrote:
> No adjectives here... "Crown diameter" is a compound noun composed of two nouns.
> 
> More likely a germanic language where the juxtaposition implies a genitive -
> "diameter crown" --> "diameter of the crown". Could certainly be Dutch or
> German - it's a very common construct.
> 
>  
> 
> On 2015-02-23 23:22, John F. Eldredge wrote:
> 
>> True. English usually has an adjective followed by a noun. I would guess
>> that "diameter crown" was probably written by someone more familiar with a
>> language where adjectives follow nouns.
>>
>> -- 
>> John F. Eldredge -- john at jfeldredge.com
>> "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot
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>>
>> On February 23, 2015 3:17:33 PM Brad Neuhauser <brad.neuhauser at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>     "diameter crown" also doesn't appear to be vernacular English,
>>     unfortunately. "Crown diameter" or "crown spread" seem to be more
>>     widely used.  For example, see
>>     http://www.treeterms.co.uk/definitions/crown-diameter, and
>>     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_crown_measurement#Crown_Spread_Methodologies

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