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  • Melvyn Clarke
    Hi Alastair, ... I am struck by the number of little glossaries on the market these days on such minor specialist subjects as water-management (two of them),
    Message 1 of 5 , Nov 16, 1999
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      Hi Alastair,

      >
      > >>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 -

      I am struck by the number of little glossaries on the market these days on
      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
      dictionaries:).

      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
    • Alastair Millar
      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
      Message 2 of 5 , Nov 16, 1999
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        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...


        Alastair Millar
        alastair@...
      • Melvyn Clarke
        ... To wit, you too ... Anglicko-cesky teologicky slovnik - Vydavatelstvi Karolinum - one of those in stapled booklet form available a couple of months ago at
        Message 3 of 5 , Nov 17, 1999
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          >
          >Another night owl like myself, I see!

          To wit, you too

          >
          >Re. the glossaries: I hadn't seen the one on church institutions. Do you
          >have any details?

          Anglicko-cesky teologicky slovnik - Vydavatelstvi Karolinum - one of those
          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
          future.

          >
          >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...

          Don't reckon there is one. Anybody know any better?

          Melvyn
        • Alastair Millar
          ... [groan!] 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
          Message 4 of 5 , Nov 17, 1999
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            It was written thus:

            >>Another night owl like myself, I see!
            >To wit, you too

            [groan!]

            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
            else -
            Kostas, Irena?

            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?

            Cheers!

            Alastair
            alastair@...
          • Kostas Zgafas
            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 ,
            Message 5 of 5 , Nov 18, 1999
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              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.

              Kostas

              > 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?
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