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  • Pilucha, Jiri
    Snaha, aby se na krest anskou viru nove obraceni prosti lide naucili pozadovanym modlitbam latinsky... is not decent Czech in the first place From:
    Message 1 of 32 , Dec 12, 2012
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      "Snaha, aby se na krest'anskou viru nove obraceni prosti lide naucili pozadovanym modlitbam latinsky..."
      is not decent Czech in the first place




      From: Czechlist@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Czechlist@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Melvyn
      Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 3:03 PM
      To: Czechlist@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [Czechlist] Long adjectival phrases revisited




      > > dosud mene probadanych aspektu
      > >
      > > as yet largely unresearched aspects

      --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com<mailto:Czechlist%40yahoogroups.com>, James Kirchner <czechlist@...<mailto:czechlist@...>> wrote:
      >
      > I don't like the word order. I would write "aspects largely unresearched as yet" or less preferably "aspects as yet largely unresearched".

      I reckon this kind of length is quite tolerable actually, at least in British English. Just sounds more formal than your version IMHO. But thanks for the feedback.

      Other opinions appreciated.

      > I'm getting more and more sensitive to adjective phrases that need to go after the word in English, rather than in front of the word.
      >
      > Remember that Czech, German and Chinese are languages where you can talk about "the sitting on the porch eating chicken boy".

      Ah yes, the long adjectival phrases. I tell novices: whenever you are completely stumped over a complex, awkward-looking passage the first question you should always ask yourself is: "is this a long adjectival phrase?" :-)

      Another one from my collection.

      Snaha, aby se na krest'anskou viru nove obraceni prosti lide naucili pozadovanym modlitbam latinsky, nevedla k c�li, protoze ti vesmes nebyli schopni si tyto texty ani zapamatovat, natoz pak pochopit jejich smysl.

      The effort to make the common people, who had just recently converted to Christianity, learn the required prayers in Latin did not bear fruit, because they were generally unable to remember these texts, never mind understand their meaning.

      Possibly debatable whether or not "who" introduces a non-defining relative clause with commas, but there you go.

      BR

      M.



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    • Martin Janda
      Ach jo, no tak ja to zkusim. Ale nezarucuju, ze mi to dlouho vydrzi :-) Porad jeste Martin
      Message 32 of 32 , Jan 4, 2013
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        Ach jo, no tak ja to zkusim. Ale nezarucuju, ze mi to dlouho vydrzi :-)

        Porad jeste Martin

        Dne 3.1.2013 17:51, Sarka Rubkova napsal(a):
        >
        > Pravda je, že někdy (tedy dost často) odesilatele jako osobu ve
        > zprávách nemám a ani předmět. Jen nechápu, když už tenhle problém
        > existuje, jakože ano, že je pro vás tak obrovský problém psát celé
        > jméno. Je to jen o 4 nebo 5 písmen víc. Když je to tak moc, můžete
        > psát iniciály celého jména.
        >
        > Sarka
        >
        > From: Czechlist@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Czechlist%40yahoogroups.com>
        > [mailto:Czechlist@yahoogroups.com
        > <mailto:Czechlist%40yahoogroups.com>] On Behalf Of Martin Janda
        > Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2013 5:38 PM
        > To: Czechlist@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Czechlist%40yahoogroups.com>
        > Subject: Re: [Czechlist] M for Matej?
        >
        > Hmmm, fakt je, ze i ja u nekterych lidi (treba Jamie) mel jako
        > odesilatel uvedeno Zdenka Taborskeho (ktery myslim funguje jako
        > webmaster). Asi mesic jsem zasl, jak skvele Zdenek umi anglicky, a pak
        > mi to doslo.Musel jsem si tu adresu prejmenovat, aby mne to nematlo.
        > Ale vzhledem k tomu, ze tohle je prvni reklamace na nase spolecne
        > inicialy po nekolika letech, snad to nebudetak palcivy problem....?
        >
        > Navic, Melvyn vetsinou reaguje na uplne jine prispevky, nez ja s
        > Matejem, takze jeho odliseni neni tak tezke...?
        >
        > Teoreticky bychom mohli zavest dvojpismenne zkratky, aleMa a Mt mame
        > spolecne, a Mj jako Matej se zas bude plest s Martin Janda.
        >
        > Druhy M
        > jako Martin
        >
        > Dne 3.1.2013 16:57, Matej Klimes napsal(a):
        > >
        > > Mimochodem Petre, nevim, co s Tim dela Tvuj postovni klient nebo
        > > prohlizec a kde si Czechlist stahujes nebo ctes, ale u te adresy,
        > > kterou pouzivam, mam vyplneno oficialni jmeno jako Matej Klimes a kdyz
        > > se moje zprava stahne pres Czechlist, tak v kolonce FROM je proste
        > > Matej Klimes, nemusis se ani divat na mail... proto mi iniciala M
        > > pripada dostatecna, divne, ze u Tebe to vidis jako No author a No
        > > address, s tim jsem nepocital
        > >
        > > M
        > > ------ Original Message ------
        > > From: "Petr" padamek@... <mailto:padamek%40chello.cz> >
        > > To: Czechlist@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Czechlist%40yahoogroups.com>
        > > Sent: 1.1.2013 12:42:23
        > > Subject: [Czechlist] M for Matej?
        > > > Mateji, kdyz vidim "No author", "No address" a text "Seconded M".,
        > > >vubec nevim, kdo to poslal, respektive hadam, jestli je to Melvyn nebo
        > > >Ty, a teprve pomoci "matejklimes" rozlustim, ze jsi to Ty. Doporucuji
        > > >proto, abys "M" nechal Melvynovi a nadale byl "Matej".
        > > >Jinak vsechno nejlepsi do noveho roku.
        > > >Zdravi Petr Adamek
        > > >--- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Czechlist%40yahoogroups.com>
        > > , "Matej Klimes" wrote:
        > > >>
        > > >> ... seconded
        > > >>
        > > >> M
        > > >
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