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09:20 Aug 19, 2002
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase:Umlaufzettel
Anyone out there know what the correct English term for an "Umlaufzettel" is?
I suspect we are talking about a piece of paper that tells you who has something at a given point in time. A bit like a library book card, I guess.
The asker has declined this answer Comment: Too general, I'm afraid.
19 mins confidence:
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On KudoZ, more context is generally a good idea. From that point of view at least, some KudoZ questions hardly merit a response. Hoever, the purpose of this message is not to be critical but to be helpful – not just in the context of the present question but also of improving the quality of KudoZ questions and answers in general.
Ample context from the asker is both a valuable tool and a simple courtesy much appreciated by your would-be helpers. What’s more, providing context intelligently will motivate more translators – especially those with an analytical bent -- to engage themselves in providing answers.
Both to help your helpers invest their time efficiently in your behalf -- as you are requesting -- and to give you the best answers possible, it makes good sense to include adequate context in your queries -- as a minimum:
(1) a definition of the general context (subject matter), plus
(2) ample specific context: the entire source sentence (or more, say the whole paragraph -- excepting of course confidential/proprietary information, which can be disguised or omitted.)
Other useful information may include for instance the target audience/country and the purpose of the translation.
All the best, Tom.
Tom Funke Local time: 16:06 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 2419
The asker has declined this answer Comment: No offence, but I don't need a lecture.
56 mins confidence: peer agreement (net): +7
Explanation: In my experience, a routing slip is used to accompany documents etc. that need to be reviewed or handled by more than one individual. Normally the recipient initials it before passing it on with underlying documentation.