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14:04 Feb 17, 2009
English to Norwegian translations [PRO]
Marketing / Market Research
English term or phrase: Innovator
Dear Colleagues at Proz,

Today, we were asked the following question. Does the English word “Innovator” sound strange in Norwegian? Or does it have negative connotations? And what about the parts of the word (inno, va, tor or vator)? Do these parts have strange or funny meanings in Norwegian?

A client is asking us this question because they want to use the word Innovator (or parts of it) in their logo.

Thank you so much for your help!

Best regards,

Lia Stigter
Project Manager
Metamorfose
Netherlands
Local time: 15:16
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Summary of answers provided
5 +1innovatør
sivtufte
3fornyer
Vibeke Koehler


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16 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
innovator
fornyer


Explanation:
The translation would be fornyer, but the English innovator is perfectly usable in a logo etc. No negative connotations.

And since this is a question on behalf of a client, it should't be a not-for-points question ;)

Vibeke Koehler
Norway
Local time: 15:16
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Norwegian
PRO pts in category: 8
Notes to answerer
Asker: Dear Per, dear Vibeke, Many thanks for your help! I do apologize for not assigning points and will do so for any future questions. Best regards, Lia


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Per Bergvall: If innovator is your real answer, then that should be your answer. I'd then agree totally, including the not-for-points remark.
1 hr
  -> Innovator is the real answer. I should have put that in the answer box. Thanks for commenting.
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16 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
innovator
innovatør


Explanation:
This is also possible to use, the meaning is well known. Still I agree with the previous suggestion - simply use INNOVATOR.
- Or perhaps Innovative...

sivtufte
Norway
Local time: 15:16
Native speaker of: Norwegian

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Bjørnar Magnussen
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