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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Jun 20, 2004

I thought it might be interesting to know what ProZ members call themselves in different languages. In English I have seen "Prozzie", and my wife calls me a "Prozac", though I don't think that would be very popular. In Spanish I think they have settled on "Proziano". In Russian there is the similar "Ïðîçèÿíèí (Proziyanin)" and also "Ïðîçåäîâåö (Prozedovets)".
Any other versions in those or other languages?


[Edited at 2004-06-20 09:37]


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Natalie  Identity Verified
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Prozak (m) / Prozanka (f) Jun 20, 2004

in Polish

Plural:
Prozacy/Prozanki

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sylvie malich
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I thought I'd share this with you. I had a German potential client call me up and say that he saw my profile on ProZ, pronouncing it "ProtZ". I had to stifle my laughter. Protz in German means "show-off"!

sylvie


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xxxCHENOUMI  Identity Verified
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Prozien / Prozienne Jun 20, 2004

French.

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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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French Jun 20, 2004

Yes, I suppose "prozeur" would be too much like the German "Protz"!

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Cristina Moldovan do Amaral  Identity Verified
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prozian (masculin)/proziana (feminin) Jun 20, 2004

in Romanian

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Eva Blanar  Identity Verified
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Proztárs (invention of our moderator, Csaba Ban, I assume) - it is something like "fellow at ProZ", but there are several words built in the same way from a linguistic point of view (kartárs, szaktárs, pályatárs for "colleague")

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Sabry Hameed  Identity Verified
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Arabic Jun 20, 2004

It is ÈÑæÒí for singular masculine
ÈÑæÒíÉ for singular feminine
ÈÑæÒíæä for plural masculine
ÈÑæÒíÇÊ for plural feminine


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Giuliana Buscaglione  Identity Verified
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ProZler Jun 20, 2004

Hi Jack,

Actually, I say ProZler in German (and I think I am not the only one) and Prozie(s) in English.

In Italian, Proziano and fem. Proziana.

Giuliana


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Stefanie Sendelbach  Identity Verified
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Prozianer Jun 20, 2004

Is another German way of saying it.

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NancyLynn
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Proz: the site name Jun 20, 2004

In the French forums we have baptised ourselves prozien et prozienne.

As for the name of the site: At a pow-wow in Spain recently, I noticed that the Americans referred to the site as 'pros' whereas the Canadians called it 'pro-zed'. We say the letter Z as zed, and the Americans pronounce it as 'zee'.

Nancy


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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Countries divided by a common language. Jun 20, 2004

That's interesting, Nancy. I know Canadian spelling often follows the UK English rules rather than the US, but I didn't know that you also pronounce Z as zed rather than zee.
It occurs to me that whoever invented the Russian term Prozedovets must have learnt UK (or possibly Canadian) English. not the US version.

[Edited at 2004-06-21 02:06]


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Variations in EN and DE Jun 20, 2004

Here are some ideas based on the OED and German dicos:

PROZOIC('), a. Geol.
[mod. f. Gr. , PRO-2 1 + life + -IC; cf. F. prozoïque (Huet).]
Belonging to the period before the appearance of life on the earth (!!!).
PROZONE ('). Immunol.
[Contraction of pro-agglutinoid zone, f. PRO-1 + AGGLUTINOID + ZONE n.]
The range of relative quantities of precipitin (or agglutinin) and antigen within which the expected precipitation (or agglutination) fails to occur when they are mixed; the mixture so produced, usu. containing antibody in excess. Freq. attrib.
PROZYMITE('). Eccl. Hist.
[ad. late Gr. , f. leaven, f. before, etc. + leaven.]
One who uses leavened bread in the Eucharist: a hostile appellation for members of the Greek Church. (Cf. AZYMITE.)
prec. next
PROZYMOGEN ('). Phys. Chem.
[f. Gr. , PRO-2 1 + ZYMOGEN.]
A substance produced by certain cells in the stomach of a newt, afterwards converted into a zymogen.
PROZZIE, variation of PROSSIE. (oh dear!)

German offers more scope; Prozessionisten, Prozentler, Prozedurler, Prozentiler (stat.)Prozephaler (med.), Prozessfreudige,; but the best has to be PROZESSOREN.

Happy Sunday
Chris

P.S. The Dutch "prozaïst" is quite nice (writer of prose)











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Mats Wiman  Identity Verified
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Scandinavian: ProZ:are Jun 20, 2004

= dan-nor-swe

-are/:are = English -er


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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Russian has quite a lot of "proz" words too Jun 20, 2004

As I have been at this game longer than most, perhaps I should take PROZOIC as my PROZVISHCHE (Russian for nickname). But it would be nicer to be known as PROZORLIVY (wise, sagacious, perspicacious).

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