One happy translator…

… that’s what I am, after one of my students (?!) gifted me with an old Langenscheidt dictionary. And with old, I mean OLD. The copyright says 1929 – that’s almost 100 years! 

After their second year, my students know that I have a bit of a dictionary fetish since I bring a selection of the most unusual ones in my collection for them to look at. Among them is one just about funeral services, one for military leaders, a picture dictionary that is sadly out of print, a Chinese one I actually use although I don’t speak Chinese, and another old one from just after World War II. I also have a German-Russian pocket dictionary from 1931, which is really more of a memento from my great-grandfather, but until now, that was actually the oldest one I had.

I don’t know where my student got this dictionary from, but she gave it to me with a big grin, saying «I’m sure you’ll have better use for it than I.»
And I’m certain it will come in handy at some point, because there might just be a word or expression in it that has disappeared from more modern editions and that I need in one of my translations.

So, thank you very, very much for this rare gift and oldest addition to my library!!!

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

Deja una respuesta

Anke Betz

Anke Betz

Blog abonnieren

Comentarios recientes
    Archivos
    Categorías