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Loan words in medical texts
Thread poster: Marta Gabrych

Marta Gabrych
Local time: 01:27
English to Polish
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Jun 6, 2006

I am collecting materials about the use of loan words in medical texts. I need to find some information about what kind of problems these loan words pose for the translator. Any links, articles, book titles are more than welcome.
Thank you for help.

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Paul Merriam  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:27
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Russian to English
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More definition please Jun 6, 2006

Most languages have words about medical matters borrowed from other languages. Are you talking about when they don't "match up" (such as Tyfus in German not being typhus in English)? Are you discussing problems like Polish medical writers often using Latin (e.g., writing about Scabies when there's a perfectly good Polish word świerzb)?

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