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|French to English translations [PRO]|
|French term or phrase: phonie(s)|
|I need the exact term for the OBJECT itself. (In other words, "voice communication" provided by Eurodicautom will not work in the context of the document.)|
The text refers to a network of "phonies VHF/HF"... and that all the branch offices have such "phonies".
I've already got that VHF/HF = very high frequency/high frequency. And know that it is some sort of radio transmitter/receiver (but not a CB according to the author).
Is there a more specific term? (Short wave radio or some such??)
|Local time: 09:31|
|Did a web search on VHF radio ** and all the sites|
turned up VHF/UHF radio and simply stopped there. What follows is either irrelevant or varied. Is it possible we do not have a generic term that covers everything in the field as "phonies"? (I remember it took me quite a while to accept "telephony" - sounded too close to "phoney") but maybe you have to be particular in your context.
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Local time: 16:31
|Thank you ALL for all your efforts... but since I have to chose a "winner", well I feel I should go with the one person who actually went looking for the name of the object/thing itself rather than the more general type of communication.|
I guess I'll have to stick to radio transmitter-receivers... perhaps there is no other term for the physical object and at least that is clear and not misleading (if not overly specific)...
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Here is what Termium has:
OBS - (as opposed to data) s
OBS - <mobile communications> s
(2) English:Signals (Military)
speech s CORRECT
OBS - Source: Terms will be included in the CFP-B-GL-321-007/FP-001. s
(3) English:Military and Paramilitary
OBS - 2SIGNA.4.2.e s
And here is what LGDT has:
speech transmission (ab)
transmission of speech (b)
voice transmission (bcd)
speech communication (b)
transmission de la parole n f (ab)
recommandé par un organisme national ou international
transmission de courants vocaux n f (a)
transmission de signaux vocaux n m (a)
transmission de signaux téléphoniques n f (a)
phonie n f (c)
transmission de la voix n f (d)
[Office de la langue française, 1983]
Here are some examples of how it is used, picked up using Google:
... and fiber optics. Responsibility for development, design, operation, test and evaluation of UHF/VHF/HF voice and data communications systems. Knowledge of ...
Golf Zero University Of Plymouth
... on the 3rd Floor. There are a range of radio related projects from terrestrial communications such as UHF/VHF/HF voice/morse code and VHF/UHF packet radio to ... www.tech.plym.ac.uk/see/gouop.html
... 12, 15, 17, 20, 30, 40, 80, and 160 meters. I use HF, VHF (packet), VHF/HF (voice), and 6m (FM, voice) radios. I use an R7 vertical antenna (on my chimney at ... www.deltaclub.org/jan98_sparks.html
For the rest of the Google examples, see:
http://www.google.com/search?q="vhf hf voice"
Also found one example for the reverse word order ("voice VHF/HF"):
TECHNICAL SUPPORT DIVISION
... to provide safe service of radio and telecommunication facilities such data and voice VHF, HF, AWOS, VSAT (Satellite), AFTN, SITA networks for ATS and AIS staff ... www.mcaa.gov.mn/TSD.htm
N.B.: I can't find anything on Google for "speech VHF/HF"
| Yolanda Broad|
Local time: 10:31
Native speaker of: English
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In the Harrap's Shorter Dictionary French/English - English/French is the word: phonie
Phonie: Rad. Electron. wireless telegraphy, radiotelegraphy
In the Nouveau Robert Dictionary we have:
Phonie: transmission de messages parlés dans la téléphonie sans fil
Comparing both it seems that wireless telegraphy is the one.
Hope it helps
Harrap's shorter and nouveau robert
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