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Re: CHAT: Dutch dictionary recommendations?

From:Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Date:Saturday, March 8, 2003, 7:39
 --- Roger Mills skrzypszy:

> I have an old Kramer's (older XX but not XIXC spelling; there are newer > editions), pretty standard, and an emergency pocket Hugos ($4.50 a few years > ago), but it doesn't get into many subtleties.
Kramer's is fine, I think. Just fine for someone who is teaching himself Dutch. What would he need those subtleties for? Thirty-five alternative translations for every dictionary entry might perhaps make sense to a translator, but are only confusing and even discouraging for anyone else. That's my experience at least, but then, I have a preference for things with the subtlety of a chainsaw. If you are looking for a more detailed work, I recommend "Van Dale". It's what most translators use, and AFAICT the English dictionary (unlike the French one) is blessed with a good reputation. Jan ===== "Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts