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Re: Translation errors in German documentation


From: -Eluze
Subject: Re: Translation errors in German documentation
Date: Mon, 10 May 2010 14:14:06 -0700 (PDT)


David Kastrup wrote:
> 
> Marc Hohl <address@hidden> writes:
> 
>> David Kastrup schrieb:
>>
>>> My recommendation would be to plaster the index with all
>>> possibilities, but to use in the translation just "Bundinstrumente"
>>> (which is a rather common term), or alternatively "Saiteninstrumente
>>> mit B√ľnden".  "bundiert" is, at best, a pseudo-academic substitution
>>> for "fretted".
>>>   
> 

i second this!

bundsaiteninstrumente is awful because it lets you think of an instrument
with fretted strings; gebunden and bundiert may be familiar to a lutenist or
manufacturer, but most people would associate some bindings or other fancy
things. in a musical context i would  first think of a legato.

cheers
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