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Czech / English translation requested
- OK, what's the request? – filelakeshoe (t / c) 21:04, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
- @Filelakeshoe: Not sure if an editor does not understand an idea (may be a communications problem), or just doesn't want to understand since the editor doesn't want to have wasted their effort.
- Roughly, the idea, countries have sharp borders, while cultural civilizations do not.
- Topic involves the concept of the word "world", which can span from an individual's conscious concept of their "world" to as broad as totality of all that can be known or thought of by anyone, in definition. In this case, "world" used in the vague phrase "Western world". Do you want to take up the issue? If so, I will explain the situation more.
- Also, I sent you a "reply to" previously, to Talk:Western world. Did you get that? Regardless, if you did or didn't, I will explain more, if you are still interested. X1\ (talk) 23:34, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
- Note: "Talk:Western world" updated to clarify ever changing editor's "map'. X1\ (talk) 23:52, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
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I would apreciate if you can help with English definition "chateau". The problem is that local editor iaroslavvs changed name of Skvorec castle to Skvorec chateau. My opinion and explanation and native english historian about that is not accepted by the editor. Can you give your independent point of view? our opinion below: Zamek, Hrad, Castle or Chateau: In English a 'zamek' can mean 'Castle' or 'Country House'. A 'Country House' is a mansion or palace in the countryside, with a park. In each case they are lived-in places - homes. All 'hrady' are castles, ie fortified residences, usually dating from the Middle Ages - although there are quite a few fakes made in the 1820s-40s, when the Romantic Movement was at its height, via the novels of Sir Walter Scott. 'Chateau' is a French word usually covering Country Houses or zamky. The French word for castle - ie a fortified medieval stronghold - is 'Chateau Fort'. However, Chateau is now being used incorrectly. Skvorec isn't a chateau - better to use the word castle. 'Chateau Skvorec is totally wrong. Smaller castles or country houses are Manor Houses (French: manoire) - but Skvorec, in its high days, wasn't small.... so it is a real castle or hrad.
Dmitryeremeev (talk) 20:22, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
- In a case like this I would recommend looking at what English-language sources are calling it, a castle or chateau (excluding the recent attempts to rebrand it as Savoia Castle.) Unfortunately I can only find Czech ones on google books. I'm not a historian so I can't really assess the finer points. I agree with you though that the difference between hrad x zámek in Czech doesn't quite line up with castle x chateau in English so would not assume it is a chateau just because it's called a zámek in Czech. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 21:16, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
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FYI your signature uses a Unicode Private Use Area character (), which makes the page uneditable by AWB (i.e. for WikiProject tagging). Please consider changing it.
- Not sure I understand, sorry. What's the character? – filelakeshoe (t / c) 15:35, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
- The cat...! I copy+pasta'd it from the edit window, where it wasn't recognized either. Perhaps there's an acceptable Unicode cat character? (I haven't checked) ~ Tom.Reding (talk ⋅dgaf) 15:44, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
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