16:24 Dec 15, 2010
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English to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Finance (general) / Austrian Banking Act
English term or phrase: lit.
I am editing the English translation from German of the above.
"Trading for one's own account or on behalf of others in:
c) Financial futures contracts, including equivalent instruments settled in cash as well as call
and put options on the instruments listed in *lit.* a and d to f, including equivalent instruments
settled in cash (futures and options business);"

My question: Do English readers understand "lit. a" to be referring to "item a"?
My feeling is that they would not, and would be more likely to think that "lit." means "literally".

I assume the readership would include investors, bankers, and investment bankers.

I would appreciate your opinions/experience.
Allison Wright
Local time: 13:18

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Kim Metzger

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Kim Metzger
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Asker: Thank you, Kim. I had consulted the Kudoz glossary. My question was what English readers understood by the abbreviation. So far, I have decided to change "lit." to "item/s", or omitting it.

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