From: Ruediger Schuldes (schuldes_at_itsm.uni-stuttgart.de)
Date: 2005-07-17 12:46:22
Hallo Ullrich, DANKE! Viele Grüße Rüdiger Ullrich von Bassewitz schrieb: > On Sat, Jul 16, 2005 at 11:50:07PM -0400, William Levak wrote: > >>I met a guy today that is a native German speaker and speaks English very >>well and is also familiar with computer terms. I asked him what >>"verkantet" means as a floppy error. He said "not recognized". The root >>word is the verb "kennen" which means to "know" or "recognize", with the >>prefix "ver" which means "not". That seems to be the most reasonable >>explanation I have seen so far. > > > "Verkantet" is not a computer term, it's a term from mechanics (and in general > life). As already described, its stem comes from "Kante" which means edge. > "Verkantet" means that something is slightly tilted so that it doesn't fit. > You can find it in the German/English online dictionary on www.leo.org: > > http://dict.leo.org/?lp=ende&lang=de&searchLoc=0&cmpType=relaxed&relink=on§Hdr=on&spellToler=std&search=verkanten > > (the URL on one line). Or try > > http://dict.leo.org/?lang=de&lp=ende > > and enter "verkanten" in the input box. > > Regards > > > Uz > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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