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English translation: Monochord, etc. + tromba marina

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15:26 Dec 4, 2000
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
French term or phrase: trompette marine
Not in any dictionary.
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English translation:Monochord, etc. + tromba marina
Explanation:
Thought you might like to see some pictures of the various forms this instrument takes. Here are the URLs where you can view them

(1) Monochords:
http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:folklora.lv/muzikas/gig...

http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:www.cosmopolis.com/inst...

http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:www.obsolete.com/120_ye...

(2) trumpet marine

Tromba marina A tromba marina (or trumpet marine) is probably one of the more unusual instruments that was ever invented. Fantastic as it may seem, it is a real instrument ...
www.trombamarina.com/tm.htm

http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:www.multimania.com/cbra...

Marine trumpet:

http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:php.iupui.edu/~iccl500/...

Nun's fiddle:

http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:www.nyphilharmon.org/ed...

http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:www.coog.com/mm-bowed.h...
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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 21:42
Grading comment
Thanks very much for that. I was way off beam - thought it must be a bugle! I was wading through a translation on music and modern dance, not my provinCe at all. Happy Christmas!!!!!!
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Summary of answers provided
natrumpet marinexxxJon Zuber
naMonochord, etc. + tromba marina
Yolanda Broad
natrumpet marine; marine trumpet;p nun's fiddle; monochord
Yolanda Broad


  

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22 mins
trumpet marine; marine trumpet;p nun's fiddle; monochord


Explanation:
Got it in mine! Here's your translation--and a descirption, from Termium:

English:String Instruments
trumpet marine s CORRECT
marine trumpet s CORRECT
nun's fiddle s CORRECT,OBSOLETE
monochord s CORRECT
DEF - a triangular medieval bowed musical instrument about six feet long having one long catgut string that produces powerful and coarse-toned natural harmonics when played. s
1989-11-29


    Reference: http://www.termium.com
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 21:42
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1551
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38 mins
Monochord, etc. + tromba marina


Explanation:
Thought you might like to see some pictures of the various forms this instrument takes. Here are the URLs where you can view them

(1) Monochords:
http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:folklora.lv/muzikas/gig...

http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:www.cosmopolis.com/inst...

http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:www.obsolete.com/120_ye...

(2) trumpet marine

Tromba marina A tromba marina (or trumpet marine) is probably one of the more unusual instruments that was ever invented. Fantastic as it may seem, it is a real instrument ...
www.trombamarina.com/tm.htm

http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:www.multimania.com/cbra...

Marine trumpet:

http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:php.iupui.edu/~iccl500/...

Nun's fiddle:

http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:www.nyphilharmon.org/ed...

http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:www.coog.com/mm-bowed.h...


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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 21:42
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1551
Grading comment
Thanks very much for that. I was way off beam - thought it must be a bugle! I was wading through a translation on music and modern dance, not my provinCe at all. Happy Christmas!!!!!!
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2 hrs
trumpet marine


Explanation:
or tromba marina, trumscheit, nun's fiddle. Try Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians. There are good descriptions in Ancient European Musical Instruments by Nicholas Bessaraboff (Harvard U Press, 1941 and an article in Experimental Musical Instruments, v III no. 2. It would be incorrect to simply call it a "monochord", since that is a generic term for a one-stringed instrument, although it is often used for certain types intended to demonstrate or study string behavior.

xxxJon Zuber
PRO pts in pair: 24

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