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  • Melvyn Clarke
    Hi Alastair, Welcome to the list. ... My grandfather on my mother s side was born and brought up in Roudnice. He had the rather unusual surname of Rek - ask
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 16, 1999
      Hi Alastair,

      Welcome to the list.

      >
      >I live in Roudnice n.L. with my
      >(Czech) wife and out two children.

      My grandfather on my mother's side was born and brought up in Roudnice. He
      had the rather unusual surname of "Rek" - ask some of the old people in the
      town if they remember the grocery store of that name.
      I know the English teacher at the Agricultural College there - give my
      regards to Standa Brozek if you know him.

      >
      >Over the last 5 years, I have compiled a 5000+ entry vocabulary of
      >specialist/obscure terms relating to history/archaeology, so if anyone
      >needs
      >a hand with something feel free to yell.

      Impressive. Any chance of getting it published? People would pay gold for a
      glossary like that.
      >
      >I tend to come into Prague once or twice a week, so if anyone has time for
      >a
      >coffee...

      By all means. Tell us which day you come in and/or give me a call on my
      mobile phone. Friday early or late afternoon is usually OK for me.

      Regards,

      Melvyn



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    • Alastair Millar
      ... Thank you! ... Svet je maly... ;-) ... It rings a bell with me actually - I suspect I may have seen it in an exhibition of old photographs which was held
      Message 2 of 3 , Nov 16, 1999
        It was written thus:

        >Hi Alastair, Welcome to the list.

        Thank you!

        >My grandfather on my mother's side was born and brought up in Roudnice.
        Svet je maly... ;-)

        >had the rather unusual surname of "Rek" - ask some of the old people in the
        >town if they remember the grocery store of that name.
        It rings a bell with me actually - I suspect I may have seen it in an
        exhibition of old photographs which was held at the gallery here a couple of
        months back. I'll see if I can dig out the catalogue and check.

        >>Over the last 5 years, I have compiled a 5000+ entry vocabulary of
        >>specialist/obscure terms relating to history/archaeology, so if anyone
        >>needs a hand with something feel free to yell.
        >Impressive. Any chance of getting it published? People would pay gold for a
        >glossary like that.

        Would they, though? I suspect that the target market is too
        small/non-affluent to make it interesting for a publisher - and not being a
        Czech means that getting a publication grant would mean making the project
        over to someone else. (And do I want to give away my competitive
        advantage....??) Seriously, one possibility is doing a publication
        supported by the new archaeology dept. at the West Bohemian University in
        Plzen - where Masters students *must* take German or English language
        courses as well.

        What I shall certainly be doing, though, is putting up some of the terms,
        organised by theme, on a website. This also gives me a possibilty of peer
        review, esp. from colleagues in archaeology and museums. The site will be at
        www.skriptorium.cz - but don't look now, there's nothing there yet!! Initial
        pages are in the pipeline - I am doing them in conjunction with a colleague
        who translates heritage-related texts into German.

        >By all means. Tell us which day you come in and/or give me a call on my
        >mobile phone. Friday early or late afternoon is usually OK for me.

        I tend to hit town on Tuesdays or Wednesdays - including tomorrow, but the
        whole day is already accounted for... I'll give you a call. My mobile no. is
        0603.274533. Anyone care to join us?

        Cheers!

        Alastair
        alastair@...
      • Kostas Zgafas
        ... is ... I am interested in joining you, call me at: (02) 792 96 34 Kostas
        Message 3 of 3 , Nov 16, 1999
          > I tend to hit town on Tuesdays or Wednesdays - including tomorrow, but the
          > whole day is already accounted for... I'll give you a call. My mobile no.
          is
          > 0603.274533. Anyone care to join us?


          I am interested in joining you, call me at: (02) 792 96 34

          Kostas
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