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Re: Translation errors in German documentation

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Translation errors in German documentation
Date: Mon, 10 May 2010 15:46:11 +0200
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Marc Hohl <address@hidden> writes:

> I am not sure about the correct form to use here, but if I go to a
> guitar (or bass) manufacturer to order an electic bass guitar, he will
> ask whether I want to have the fretboard fretted ("bundiert") or
> fretless - the same goes for orders concerning instrument parts, where
> you can buy necks/fretboards for guitars and basses (you can buy them
> without frets and do the fret job for yourself

But if they are intended to be equipped with frets, I would likely be
bying "unbundierte" fretboards as contrasted to "fretless" ones.

That would be in English "unfretted" as opposed to "fretless".

I really think that "bundiert" is referring to the completion of a
process, not as a classification of the resulting instrument.

I really now _must_ find some other hairs to split, or I'll get all

David Kastrup

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