la flûte traversière, la flûte à bec

English translation: flute, recorder

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French term or phrase:la flûte traversière, la flûte à bec
English translation:flute, recorder
Entered by: lloydedmondson

23:08 Nov 26, 2006
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
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French term or phrase: la flûte traversière, la flûte à bec
Could anybody help me out with the translations of these two musical instruments.

Cheers.

Lloyd
lloydedmondson
Local time: 00:47
flute, recorder
Explanation:
One is transversal, the other held vertically.

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Note added at 10 mins (2006-11-26 23:19:35 GMT)
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Let me clarify: "(transversal) flute" and "recorder". Today the transversal is the metal flute one usually sees in a modern orchestra. A recorder is the wooden baroque (and even earlier) flute held vertically and used today to play early music.
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Deborah Mends
France
Local time: 07:47
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Cheers for your assistance.
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flute, recorder


Explanation:
One is transversal, the other held vertically.

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Note added at 10 mins (2006-11-26 23:19:35 GMT)
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Let me clarify: "(transversal) flute" and "recorder". Today the transversal is the metal flute one usually sees in a modern orchestra. A recorder is the wooden baroque (and even earlier) flute held vertically and used today to play early music.

Deborah Mends
France
Local time: 07:47
Native speaker of: English
Grading comment
Cheers for your assistance.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  David Vaughn
47 mins
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agree  Martin Cassell: precisely
1 hr
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agree  Ingeborg Gowans: yes, we have both in our family
3 hrs
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agree  silviantonia
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agree  Alice Saunders (X)
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agree  Rob Grayson
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agree  Emma Rogers
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agree  Angela Dickson: the transverse flute can also be made of wood, even today.
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  -> Indeed! Thank you, Angela!

agree  Ian Davies
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