KudoZ home » Italian to English » Surveying

scaglie di beola

English translation: Slivers of beola (a variety of gneiss)

Advertisement

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
GLOSSARY ENTRY (DERIVED FROM QUESTION BELOW)
Italian term or phrase:scaglie di beola
English translation:Slivers of beola (a variety of gneiss)
Entered by: Susan Gastaldi
Options:
- Contribute to this entry
- Include in personal glossary

05:23 Feb 18, 2008
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Surveying / landscape gardening, walls
Italian term or phrase: scaglie di beola
I "intuit" that these are sort of irregular flat "flakes" of stone used for dry stone walls - can anyone suggest a professional correct translation for this? Many thanks

"Scaglie di beola sono state utilizzate anche per le murature più alte che fiancheggiano e connotano il percorso"
Susan Gastaldi
Local time: 17:15
Sheets of beola (a variety of gneiss)
Explanation:
I happened to see a leaflet by a beola manufacturer: they used sheet to describe exactly what you mean.
Consider it!
Paola

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 5 hrs (2008-02-18 10:40:13 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Thank you for your prompt reply, Susan! However, they use "scaglie" because the rocks are not regular in shape. Maybe "sheets" are too squared! Anyway we'll see other suggestions from our colleagues...
Selected response from:

Paola Dossan
Italy
Local time: 17:15
Grading comment
Thanks, Paola, but I'm not really satisfied that sheet translates scaglie in the context and no one seems to have come up with anything better! Many thanks anyway
1 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

Advertisement


Summary of answers provided
4Sheets of beola (a variety of gneiss)
Paola Dossan


Discussion entries: 3





  

Answers


5 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
Sheets of beola (a variety of gneiss)


Explanation:
I happened to see a leaflet by a beola manufacturer: they used sheet to describe exactly what you mean.
Consider it!
Paola

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 5 hrs (2008-02-18 10:40:13 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Thank you for your prompt reply, Susan! However, they use "scaglie" because the rocks are not regular in shape. Maybe "sheets" are too squared! Anyway we'll see other suggestions from our colleagues...

Paola Dossan
Italy
Local time: 17:15
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in category: 1
Grading comment
Thanks, Paola, but I'm not really satisfied that sheet translates scaglie in the context and no one seems to have come up with anything better! Many thanks anyway
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks Paola but I doubt that sheet would translate "scaglie". However I'm interested to see that beola appears to be beola in English too. Don't know how far I trust the translation into English of your beola manufacturer's brochure, though! Will wait for more suggestions...

Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)




Return to KudoZ list


KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.



See also:



Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search