Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Wegener in German

Today I heard that my Wegener book is going to be translated into German by Dielmann Verlag. I have dreamt about this happening for a long time and am, of course, delighted. The publisher came across my work on the internet. Another good reason for blogging.

Today's Style Tip:
Dates should generally contain commas unless you write it like this: 3oth April 2007, which Strunk and White recommends is the best way. So I shall do that in future.

Today's Word:
behemoth = huge, monstrous creature.


Anonymous cfr said...

Dear Clare,

Strunk and White good but beware: I think they are American, so this island English (what we used to think of as the "United Kingdom")' or English-English has to be respected, if old school. So please don't lose your pure English pedantry in your enthusuiasm for this book's outpourings...

Congrats on the German deal! What a great day! Enjoy it. And tomorrow and beyond...

Thu Jan 31, 12:13:00 am  
Blogger Lee said...

Such good news. And encouraging about the internet, since lately I'm rather tired of blogging.

Thu Jan 31, 07:07:00 am  
Blogger Lee said...

Cfr, what would be the English equivalent of S&W?

Thu Jan 31, 07:09:00 am  
Anonymous cfr said...

I have an old copy of The Style Guide published by The Economist (1991).
It looks like the most recent update was in 2001 & I'd guess that things may have changed...

Thu Jan 31, 12:07:00 pm  
Anonymous Clare said...

That sounds interesting CFR - maybe I should take a look. It would be interesting to se if there are any big differences.

And thanks to the both of you!

Thu Jan 31, 12:14:00 pm  
Blogger Lee said...

Thanks, cfr. There seems to be a newer edition:

Thu Jan 31, 03:51:00 pm  
Blogger jem said...

I've had your Wegener book on various wish/wait lists for ages now. I'm getting impatient. I think I need to buy it!

I once played a roleplay game where my character was attacked by a behemoth - and it was a huge monstrous moth!!!

Thu Jan 31, 04:01:00 pm  
Anonymous Clare. said...

Jem -Just been reading about moths in a slightly odd connotation - apparently the Navajo call epilepsy moth-fever because they first saw it in the butterfly people of their mythology. They thought it was caused by incest.

Not sure why I'm mentioning this - but I do like the idea of a big monster moth.

And very kind of you to say you want to read my Wegener book!

Thu Jan 31, 08:19:00 pm  
OpenID Petrona said...

Clare, that comment you just wrote about moths is too fascinating to relegate to a comment! I hope you "hoist it up" into the posts at some point.
At Nature we always use the style 30 June 2008 because of the US/English dating problem.
As a result, I have come to hate those little "ths".

Thu Jan 31, 08:41:00 pm  
Anonymous Clare. said...

Yes, Petrona, I know exactly what you mean about those ths. I resent them too - and remember doing so at school.

And very glad you're interested about the moth-fever. The medicine of the Navajo seems quite fascinating to me. I shall find out more and write a proper post.

Thu Jan 31, 09:29:00 pm  
Anonymous marly said...


Fri Feb 01, 02:31:00 am  
Blogger Debi said...

Mega congrats on the German deal!

Sat Feb 02, 04:35:00 pm  

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