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Re: [ANE-2] Kuppe

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  • Peter T. Daniels
    Thank you: a mound is artificial, a barrow, thanks to Tolkien, has negative connotations. I m going with bare knoll (kahle Kuppe).  -- Peter T. Daniels
    Message 1 of 9 , Dec 30, 2010
      Thank you: a "mound" is artificial, a "barrow," thanks to Tolkien, has negative
      connotations. I'm going with "bare knoll" (kahle Kuppe).
       --
      Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...
      Jersey City




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      From: R. Lehmann <lehmann@...>
      To: ANE-2@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thu, December 30, 2010 9:51:49 AM
      Subject: Re: [ANE-2] Kuppe

       
      Am 29.12.2010 um 18:51 schrieb Peter T. Daniels:

      > Does anyone happen to know the English for Ger. "Kuppe"? It's Klaus Beyer's
      > translation of _qrHh_ in the Mesha (Beyer: Mosha) inscription, and it refers to
      >
      > a mountain with a bald, rounded (not rocky, not vegetated) top?
      >
      > Thank you. --
      > Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...
      > Jersey City
      >
      >
      Kuppe, as Klaus Beyer uses it in his German translation of Mesha (KUSATU 11),
      means a rounded hill-top without or with not worth mentioning plant cover, at
      any rate no trees nor bushes.
      Maybe it is best rendered in English as mound, or barrow.
      Also knob in the Merriam-Webster's definition hits the German term, or knoll

      > Has Beyer's version of the Mosha Inscription generally been accepted? --

      Maybe not yet generally - but IMHO it's one of the best.

      Reinhard G. Lehmann
      (KUSATU-editor)

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