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Re: [Czechlist] Re: Zen and the art of translation

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  • Michael Grant
    ... I was trying to think of a Czech word for smug today. Michael ==== German is my wife; Czech is my mistress
    Message 1 of 88 , Sep 1, 2003
      On 9/1/03 8:10 PM, "JPKIRCHNER@..." <JPKIRCHNER@...> wrote:

      > And Czech lacks words for certain emotions. Czech has no word for
      > "self-conscious", for example, and it has to use a foreign word for
      > "frustration".

      I was trying to think of a Czech word for "smug" today.
      Michael

      ====
      German is my wife; Czech is my mistress
    • melvyn.geo
      ... Very true. I shall send examples as I find them in weeks and months to come. ... Paul sent me the article recently. I shall try to put it up on the
      Message 88 of 88 , Sep 18, 2003
        --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, Mgr. Lenka Mandryszov� <iona@v...> wrote:
        > Helga is
        > right about changing the meaning when leaving out an important word, but we
        > cannot generalize it and only examples can be, IMHO, discussed here.

        Very true. I shall send examples as I find them in weeks and months to come.

        > There is a very good article about the problem (in legalese) in the latest
        > issue of ToP (Paul Sinclair - Neznalost zakona neomlouva) which aims at
        > de-mystifying legalese (common attitude to legal "speech").

        Paul sent me the article recently. I shall try to put it up on the Czechlist homepage in the near future.

        M.
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