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15:46 Aug 4, 2001
French to Spanish translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: mintonette
volleyball. I'd like to know how the word is formed ie. Minton or mint and what it could literally mean... Can't find any reference anywhere.
Maria Casal
Local time: 02:07
Spanish translation:Tienes razón.
Explanation:
It originates from "minton" which originates from "badminton". See the references:


Volleyball was invented in 1895 by William G. Morgan, director of the YMCA in Holyoke, Massachusetts, which isn't far from Springfield. Basketball, of course had been invented in Springfield in 1891. Morgan had a number of older men in his YMCA, and they didn't want to run up and down the court playing basketball, so he created a game that he originally called "mintonette" because he got the idea for the game from badminton.
http://www.hickoksports.com/history/qmsc0001.shtml

Volleyball

William G. Morgan, a physical education director at the YMCA of Holyoke, Massachusetts, invented volleyball. It was first called mintonette because it was patterned after a game called minton, which was played in India, that was an offshoot of English badminton.

At first, players tried using a soccer ball, basketball, and even just the basketball blatter. All of which were unsatisfactory. Morgan developed his own specifications for the type of ball that was needed and had it manufactures.

The first game was played at a YMCA physical directors' conference at Springfield College in 1896. It was at this time that Dr. A.T. Halstead, of the Springfield faculty, suggested changing the name of the game from mintonette to volleyball.
http://web.bryant.edu/~ehu/h364proj/fall_97/brown/volleyball...

En español ( si no entiendes inglés):

La palabra origina de la palabra "minton" - el nombre de un juego indio diseñado según el juego britanico llamado "badminton". "Mintonette" quiere decir "minton pequeño" y la terminación de diminutivo es francesa. No te sabría decir por qué.

Espero haberte ayudado.

Suerte.
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Davorka Grgic
Local time: 02:07
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Thank you so much. You've been of great help as it was becoming an enigma... Perhaps the French suffix was because Massachusetts is close to Canada? De todos modos, muchas gracias.
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Summary of answers provided
naSorry, I forgot your question is formulated in English.
Davorka Grgic
naLa palabra "badminton" origina de la ciudad de Badminton donde se inventó el juego.
Davorka Grgic
naTienes razón.
Davorka Grgic


  

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13 hrs
Tienes razón.


Explanation:
It originates from "minton" which originates from "badminton". See the references:


Volleyball was invented in 1895 by William G. Morgan, director of the YMCA in Holyoke, Massachusetts, which isn't far from Springfield. Basketball, of course had been invented in Springfield in 1891. Morgan had a number of older men in his YMCA, and they didn't want to run up and down the court playing basketball, so he created a game that he originally called "mintonette" because he got the idea for the game from badminton.
http://www.hickoksports.com/history/qmsc0001.shtml

Volleyball

William G. Morgan, a physical education director at the YMCA of Holyoke, Massachusetts, invented volleyball. It was first called mintonette because it was patterned after a game called minton, which was played in India, that was an offshoot of English badminton.

At first, players tried using a soccer ball, basketball, and even just the basketball blatter. All of which were unsatisfactory. Morgan developed his own specifications for the type of ball that was needed and had it manufactures.

The first game was played at a YMCA physical directors' conference at Springfield College in 1896. It was at this time that Dr. A.T. Halstead, of the Springfield faculty, suggested changing the name of the game from mintonette to volleyball.
http://web.bryant.edu/~ehu/h364proj/fall_97/brown/volleyball...

En español ( si no entiendes inglés):

La palabra origina de la palabra "minton" - el nombre de un juego indio diseñado según el juego britanico llamado "badminton". "Mintonette" quiere decir "minton pequeño" y la terminación de diminutivo es francesa. No te sabría decir por qué.

Espero haberte ayudado.

Suerte.


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Davorka Grgic
Local time: 02:07
Native speaker of: Native in CroatianCroatian, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 12
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Thank you so much. You've been of great help as it was becoming an enigma... Perhaps the French suffix was because Massachusetts is close to Canada? De todos modos, muchas gracias.
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13 hrs
La palabra "badminton" origina de la ciudad de Badminton donde se inventó el juego.


Explanation:
NSOED (New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary):

(Badminton, a town in Avon, SW England, and seat of the Duke of Beaufort.)

Badminton, la ciudad en Avon en el suroeste de Inglaterra, la sede del Duque de Beaufort.

Espero haberte ayudado.



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13 hrs
Sorry, I forgot your question is formulated in English.


Explanation:
I am getting tired. Have to get some sleep.

Bye.



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