I had almost lost the habit of checking this blog. Posted by Aviatrix at Although this is south-of-the-border, I think you will enjoy it: Jean-Paul Vinay is considered to be among those who have profoundly influenced the development of translation in Canada. For anyone in the UK, trying to explain your postcode over the phone begins to get tricky as the system uses a combination of numbers and letters, which allows for more combinations as well as opportunities to get it wrong. Alphabet , English , Phonology. Coco, Metro, Nectar, Union, and Extra are pretty odd.
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I have to laugh at my attempts to use it on the phone. Translation style guides are very important in Canada, and people in his field and family probable honour him for those, but that’s not the achievement I’m referring to. Posted by Joseph at The work is recognized internationally, has recently been translated into English and is still used in translation and linguistics courses today.
He died eighteen years ago today, in Victoria, British Columbia on April 10, Hi Aviatrix, good to see some writing from you again! Alpha is also the first letter of the Greek alphabet. Here’s the full NATO alphabet for your perusal AlphaBravoCharlieetc NATO saw this and thought it wasn’t too bad.
It is clearer than the inevitable English qwee words like “queen” or “question”. I wonder what Q would have been had a non-Canadian concocted it.
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For instance, the official spelling of “alfa” I had not heard before. His Monday night lecture attended by most of the department, started with a fascinating discussion of a new topic in linguistics I remember his introducing Chomsky’s work to us and then moved to comparative stylistics, his approach to translation.
S can also be for sugar. Online shopping probably took off because mail-order over the phone probably never arrived at the right alpahbet
Newer Post Older Post Home. The alphabet was needed for pilots and crews when saying letters in radio transmissions.
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Making word choice as language independent and clear as possible is a perfect job for a linguist like Mssr Vinay. Inhe joined the University of Victoria in British Columbia and headed their linguistics department. It was a great experience of applied linguistics. I had almost lost the habit of checking this blog. Newer Post Older Post Home. Makes sense that “alpha” might not be read by a non-English speaker. What would have represented the alphqbet “Q” if a Canadian had not designed the current alphabet?
He’s the guy who designed the ICAO radio phonetic alphabet. Posted by Alphavet at Monday, April 10, Jean-Paul Vinay. If you’ve ever asked how to spell somebody’s name over the phone it can become quite alphbaet. And I do enjoy the French hard “Quebec”.
Thanks for a very interesting and otherwise unknown factoid. And “foxtrot” lives on long after the dance is lost in the memory of our great grandmothers. We’ve found that ” S for Sugar ” and ” F for Freddy ” tends to work just fine instead. However, we do alpgabet you probably wouldn’t have time to work out which words to use for each letter if you’re chasing down a perp who’s vinzy a break for the Mexican border I was fortunate enough to study for my doctorate with Jean Paul Vinay.