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English translation: periodic sentence

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German term or phrase:Periode
English translation:periodic sentence
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03:49 Oct 28, 2007
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Science - Linguistics / Grammar
German term or phrase: Periode
Aus einer uralt-Grammatik:
"Aus dem letzten Beispiel ist zu ersehen, dass nicht nur einem Hauptsatz, sondern auch einem Gliedsatz ein weiterer Gliedsatz untergeordnet werden kann; man spricht dann von Gliedsaetzen 1., 2. usw. Grades und nennt einen solchen Satz eine PERIODE"
Can I translate that with "Sequence"?
Marionc
Local time: 04:04
periodic sentence
Explanation:
While "sequence" would be kind of correct in its meaning, the appropriate term in English is "periodic sentence." (Apparently it's also called a "period," but I've always known it the other way.) Here's a pretty simple explanation:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Periodic_sentence
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Marcelo Silveyra
United States
Local time: 03:04
Grading comment
Thank you, I will use that
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +2periodic sentence
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29 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
periodic sentence


Explanation:
While "sequence" would be kind of correct in its meaning, the appropriate term in English is "periodic sentence." (Apparently it's also called a "period," but I've always known it the other way.) Here's a pretty simple explanation:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Periodic_sentence

Marcelo Silveyra
United States
Local time: 03:04
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thank you, I will use that

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Oct 28, 2007 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
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