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Subject: Re: [dita-translation] DITA SC Agenda Monday 12 2006

Hi JoAnn,

The problems caused in Polish in the following example are as follows:

1) The nominative for of hydraulic lift is 'dźwignia hydraliczna'
2) The instrumental form required in the example is 'dźwignię hydrauliczną'

Therefore a publication instance based on a conref link to a termbase 
would produce an ungrammatical instance of:

Używając dźwignia hydraliczna podnieś pojazd z ziemi.

Whereas the grammatically correct form should be:

Używając dźwignię hydraliczną podnieś pojazd z ziemi.

The ungrammatical instance is really horrible to native speakers and 
would produce a very negative reaction to the quality of the publication 
akin to the very worse examples you can imagine in English.

Best Regards,


Andrzej Zydron wrote:
> Hi Everybody,
> The following is an example of the use of an inline conref that could 
> result in a grammatically incorrect target version of the sentence:
> <p>Using a <term conref="termbase#e304bc"/><!-- hydraulic lift --> raise 
> the vehicle from the ground.</p>
> Although this example would work perfectly well for non-inflected 
> languages such as English or French, it would produce ungrammatical text 
> for any inflected language that requires an instrumentive form such as 
> most Slavonic languages.
> Best Regards,
> AZ


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