Rijkswaterstaat

20:49 Apr 13, 2007
Dutch to Latvian translations [PRO]
Names (personal, company) / phonetics
Dutch term or phrase: Rijkswaterstaat
This name needs to be transcribed for a translation into Latvian, but I wouldn't have much luck in Dutch-Latvian pair. Could someone please transcribe this phonetically?

Thanks in advance.
Austra Muizniece
Latvia
Local time: 09:19


Summary of answers provided
5Drectorate-General for Public Works and Water Management
Andre de Vries
3Reiks-vátr-stát
vic voskuil
1http://homepage.mac.com/schuffelen/dupron.html
Henk Peelen


Discussion entries: 1





  

Answers


15 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
Drectorate-General for Public Works and Water Management


Explanation:
I assume you want a translation.

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 17 mins (2007-04-13 21:07:10 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

reikswaterstaat

or "reikswa:tersta:t" in international phonetic alphabet,

the above is Directorate-General ....

Andre de Vries
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:19
Native speaker of: English
Notes to answerer
Asker: This word appeared in English-Latvian translation and without more context I assumed it was name of a place, thanks for clarification.

Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

17 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
Reiks-vátr-stát


Explanation:
hardly proper phonetics, but here goes with a hint of Slavic. Rolling R's and stress is on "vá"

vic voskuil
Netherlands
Local time: 08:19
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

24 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 1/5Answerer confidence 1/5
http://homepage.mac.com/schuffelen/dupron.html


Explanation:
I was wondering whether this site could be helpful to you.
Look for

IJ (same as EI) "between RATE and RITE", somewhat like EYE
hij, lijden, bijl, deeltijd

a & aa:
A-long like A in FATHER
laat, la, taal, paden

e:
E-voiceless
(schwa)
(sjwa) like A in AGO or E in HOUSES - in unstressed syllables, at the end of words,
in prefixes and suffixes (be-, ge-, ver-, -e, -en, -er etc.),
de, genezer, beletten, kale, oefenen

Henk Peelen
Netherlands
Local time: 08:19
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)



Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs (or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.

KudoZ™ translation help

The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.


See also:

Your current localization setting

English

Select a language

Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search