- Hi Alastair,
>I am struck by the number of little glossaries on the market these days on
> >>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
> >glossary like that.
>Would they, though? I suspect that the target market is too
>small/non-affluent to make it interesting for a publisher -
such minor specialist subjects as water-management (two of them), publishing
and printing, logistics, non-profit orgs, theology (very handy for
translating names of church institutions) and education (again two of
them)...sometimes in stapled or glued booklet form and sometimes of rather
dubious quality. I reckon they are not just bought by specialists in the
fields concerned but by general translators trying to keep abreast.
Non-affluent? Well yes, because of the expense of all these bloody
I am currently working on a list of C<>E dictionaries and glossaries past
and present to add to my site. Am interested to hear of any obscure ones.
- Melvyn -
Another night owl like myself, I see!
Re. the glossaries: I hadn't seen the one on church institutions. Do you
have any details? I don't suppose that by some miracle - excuse the pun! -
it also covers' saints names, which are a particular problem for the
medieval history texts that I get... (Example: St. Nilo Rosonsky become St
Nilus the Younger of Rossano - who isn't listed in ww.catholic.org's saints
index, but does get a mention in the Catholic Encyclopedia online.)
A more general question: does anyone know where I can get hold a C->E
dictionary for *geology*? I would kill (murder/commit homicide) for one...
>To wit, you too
>Another night owl like myself, I see!
>Anglicko-cesky teologicky slovnik - Vydavatelstvi Karolinum - one of those
>Re. the glossaries: I hadn't seen the one on church institutions. Do you
>have any details?
in stapled booklet form available a couple of months ago at the university
bookshop on Jan Palach Square and it does have a list of personal names such
as Simon Horlivec and Juda Makabejsky but I'm afraid your Nilo is too
obscure for it. I find it handy for church names with assumptions and
ascensions and stuff...I can bring it along when we meet up in the near
>Don't reckon there is one. Anybody know any better?
>A more general question: does anyone know where I can get hold a C->E
>dictionary for *geology*? I would kill (murder/commit homicide) for one...
- It was written thus:
>>Another night owl like myself, I see![groan!]
>To wit, you too
A peek at that Teologicky slovnik would be interesting...
Re. coffee, I'll be in Town again next Wednesday, 24th - so far, I seem to
have kept the morning free. Any chance for you then Melvyn? And/or anyone
On the CJ-AJ geology dictionary, I hear occasional whispers that one of the
geological institutes may have put one together some years ago. Since no-one
I know has actually *seen* one, however, this could be just another 'urban
myth' - or is it?
- I won�t be able to meet the next week; I will be on vacation at Las Islas de
Balleares in Mediterranean sea (sounds much better than "I am going go
Mallorca", doesn�t?); however, I will have, of course, my laptop with me,
and I will stay in contact.
> Re. coffee, I'll be in Town again next Wednesday, 24th - so far, I seem to
> have kept the morning free. Any chance for you then Melvyn? And/or anyone
> else -
> Kostas, Irena?