From: Marko Mškelš (marko.makela_at_hut.fi)
Date: 2005-06-17 10:38:14
On Fri, Jun 17, 2005 at 09:24:55AM +0200, Grůsz Attila wrote: > Spiro Trikaliotis wrote: > > >"verkennen". These are quite different words. > > > >What I wanted to tell: The drive head is in a mechanical position where > >it cannot move anymore. It is mechanically stuck. > > > > > > > I guess the appropriate word in English would then be "seek" here :-) No, I'd say "stuck behind an edge", as the base word "Kante" is "edge" in English. Hmm, http://dict.leo.org says that "verkannten" is "to cant", and the free English dictionaries installed on my Debian GNU/Linux system seem to suggest that it might be the correct translation. Sometimes, there are no word-for-word translations. Even when there are, in international audience it is better to explain using more common words. (I didn't know either word "verkannten" or "to cant", but I guessed it right via "Kante" from the German word. I wouldn't have guessed it from the English word, because English is so irregular language.) Marko Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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