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Re: Pusobnost

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  • Melvyn Clarke
    Hi Vit, ... A few ideas: Pùsobnost zákona - Scope of the Act Soudní pùsobnost - jurisdiction elsewhere depending on context: (personal, geographic,
    Message 1 of 5 , Nov 15, 1999
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      Hi Vit,

      >How would you tackle an English translation of the Czech word: "p�sobnost"?
      >It pops up in legal documents and concordances such as: "p�sobnost pr�vn�
      >normy, p�sobnost osobn�, m�stn�, �asov�, v�cn�".

      A few ideas:
      P�sobnost z�kona - Scope of the Act
      Soudn� p�sobnost - jurisdiction
      elsewhere depending on context: (personal, geographic, temporal, material)
      area of authority, area of competence,
      area of responsibility, province, field, operation, range -



      I reckon this comes under Paul Sinclair's area of competence if only he
      could get through to us...send us a # if you agree, Paul.

      This being a real translation puzzle (teaser, even "stinker",

      Nice one.


      >Message for Melvyn, in particular: Referring to the chat we had the other
      >day about "verbal thinking", I have made some research on the issue.
      >Indeed, in Anglo-Saxon psycholinguistics, no such thing seems to exist
      >explicitly, and appears to be implicit, co-existing with "thinking in
      >images". This very idea seems to be more familiar to German region (Karel
      >Buhler, e. g.) and transduced to Czech from German. Still, I believe the
      >gray ("twilight") zone between the process of thoughts and its
      >transformation into multi-culture environment, as an essence of translating
      >process, deserves some attention.

      Cripes. I thought the alcohol was going to my head rather quickly that
      evening but now I realize the cause of my cross-eyed incomprehension. I just
      can't handle German psycholinguistics after 7 pm.
      Mind you, talking of abysses, I reckon that many translators are workaholics
      because they get _addicted_ to staring into the great chasm, the heart of
      ambiguity at the very core of life that yawns in the interstices of
      language.
      :L
      Start worrying when the abyss starts staring back at you.

      Must get together for a drink again some time soon, Vit.

      Melvyn
    • Paul Sinclair
      Hello everybody, I actually responded to Vit s question about pusobnost yesterday, but I didn t use the right address and the thing just got sucked into a
      Message 2 of 5 , Nov 16, 1999
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        Hello everybody,
        I actually responded to Vit's question about "pusobnost" yesterday, but I didn't use the right address and the thing just got sucked into a sort of existential chasm. Are messages sent to the whole list to be addressed to Czechlist@onelist.com ?

        For pusobnost pravni normy I'd say force, effect, [scope of] application, applicability of the law; osobni pusobnost = personal competence, authority, authorization, powers, purview; mistni pusobnost = local, territorial jurisdiction; casova pusobnost temporary effect; vecna pusobnost simply effect. Do these fit your contexts?
        Regards,
        Paul
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