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English translation: travertin plaque

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19:50 Mar 25, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
German term or phrase: Travertintafel
"eine Travertintafel mit der Aufschrift..."
Martin Gibbs
United States
Local time: 00:43
English translation:travertin plaque
Explanation:
travertin is a calcareous rock, mainly found in italy, often used instead of marble, softer than marble and therefore easier to carve.

Please have a look at
www.enc.dk/uk/marmor/traverti.htm
and you'll see that travertin is not marbled like marble, not as beautiful.

Meyers Lexikon says: Travertin (ital) 'Kalksinterabsatz kohlensäurehaltiger Quellwässer'; geschätzt als Werkstein.
Would you like to translate this for me?
Have fun! ;)
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Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 16:43
Grading comment
thanks! I tried that stuff you wanted translated:

some sort of lime shelf? Carbonic acid-infested spring water? Estimated as a working stone?



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Summary of answers provided
natravertin plaqueUschi (Ursula) Walke
naTravertintafel = travertine plate, travertine panel
Hans-Henning Judek


  

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35 mins
Travertintafel = travertine plate, travertine panel


Explanation:
travertine is a kind of limestone deposit in creeks, which seems here to be used as a carrier of an inscription.

The "Tafel" depends very much on the shape an purpose, but you cannot go wrong with plate or panel

Hans-Henning Judek
Local time: 15:43
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 893
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43 mins
travertin plaque


Explanation:
travertin is a calcareous rock, mainly found in italy, often used instead of marble, softer than marble and therefore easier to carve.

Please have a look at
www.enc.dk/uk/marmor/traverti.htm
and you'll see that travertin is not marbled like marble, not as beautiful.

Meyers Lexikon says: Travertin (ital) 'Kalksinterabsatz kohlensäurehaltiger Quellwässer'; geschätzt als Werkstein.
Would you like to translate this for me?
Have fun! ;)



    as above
Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 16:43
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 492
Grading comment
thanks! I tried that stuff you wanted translated:

some sort of lime shelf? Carbonic acid-infested spring water? Estimated as a working stone?


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