Re: [Czechlist] autor vs. author
- At 08:46 2001/05/03 +0200, you wrote:
<< . . . seems autor has a much broader semantic range than author . . .
contexts where it just didn't seem appropriate in English. >>
It bears noting, though, that "author" has _in American legalese_ a range
like Czech's: one is the author, in AE copyright law, of a painting, a
photograph, a musical composition, a sculpture, etc. The reasons are
partly historical, partly systematic.
If you want an even stranger use, recall that in the U.S. Constitution's
phrase "Science and useful Arts . . . Authors and Inventors" the word
"Science" refers to fiction and non-fiction works (and in modern extension
to paintings, etc.), and the word "Arts" refers to physics, chemistry,
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
- In a message dated 5/4/01 4:10:40 AM, zdenek.bobek@... writes:
>Anybody saying "ja jsem umelec" is considered to be an idiot, while "jaI have my undergraduate degree is in painting, from a professional art
>jsem vytvarnik / grafik / malir" is OK.
school. Before I knew any better, instead of saying I was a malir, I said I
was trained as an umelec, and Czechs would think at first that I was an actor.