Its orientation, with the corners pointing to the cordial points
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17:13 Oct 8, 2004
English to Dutch translations [Non-PRO] Archaeology
English term or phrase:Its orientation, with the corners pointing to the cordial points
This is a description of a Doric building and am experiencing some difficulties translating this...
*Its orientation, with the corners pointing to the cordial points* is possibly influenced by Oriental architecture. The rooms are rectangular, connected with long corridors. The south wing is the largest. Some of the oblong rooms can be considered magazines, others are personal quarters; the building includes a paved courtyard with a rock-cut well or light-well. The interior surface of the walls was covered with red plaster, while the walls were reinforced with timber frame. The walls of the ground floor are built of small stones, bounded with clay and straw, while those of the upper storey were made of mud bricks.
I think Dylan's right. Although it is in fact "cordial" in the source text (found it on the web), i think they meant cardinal. It's not so difficult to make this mistake, especially if the author isn't a native English speaker.