16198Re: TERM: kalium
- Jul 3, 2003
> karel6005 wrote:Thanks to Karel and Michael. I agree with both. As bio/chemist, I
> >>I was advised to leave it in English as "kalium" ...
> >IMHO this would be strange. . . . I would
> >never use "kalium" in English myself.
> Fwiw, I'm with Karel. Most of the native English pages I see with
> kalium are merely explaining where the symbol comes from: e.g.,
> "potassium, symbol Ka after the Latin kalium" or the like. I'd use
> potassium, after the good native English pot ash.
have NEVER EVER heard the Latine term "kalium" for potassium (K)
being used among chemists in Czech or English. That's why I was
surprised to see it in the Czech medical paper I am translating to
English. But a Czech M.D. friend of mine said Czech physicians
use "kalium" for potassium in most occasions, they almost never
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