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Query Details

Query Subject:   Old Dutch Translation - Urgent Help Needed
Author:   Hope Walker
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Translation

Query:   Greetings All:

I have a forthcoming article slated for publication in an important
Netherlandish journal. My final copy is due in a week.

The scholar who typically helps me with Old Dutch to English
translation is unfortunately busy this week and I have about 1500
words that needs translation help, from Old Dutch to English.

I would be extremely grateful for contact from anyone on the list who
might have the expertise to help me in completing the translation in the
next two/three days. I am willing to pay a fair rate for translation.

Any help would be most appreciated and would also be credited in the

Hope Walker
LL Issue: 23.2474
Date posted: 24-May-2012


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