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Posted 12/12/2019   5:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Anthraquinone to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I thought I would show this cover I have just found. Canada to Norway and returned to the DLO in Montreal before being returned to the sender with a 3c charge

When I put the text Reist Parti from the boxed Norwegian cachet two online translation sites gave either Erected party or Erected a lot which I assume are both incorrect. Is there anyone here who actually knows the correct translation


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Posted 12/12/2019   5:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


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Posted 12/12/2019   5:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Anthraquinone to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Exactly !!.

I am hoping that someone here knows Norwegian
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Posted 12/12/2019   5:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It works out if it is German and French. "Reist" is German for "traveling", "reist ab ..." means "gone from .../left ...". "Parti" is French for "departed/left".

The same concept in two different languages.
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Hi-brasil

I really like the idea of Norway having a bilingual cachet in French and German .

I understand what you are getting at though. I just thought the online translations were strange.
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Machine translation has its uses, but it can't figure out context, either. Plus stuff like philatelic terms and even postal terms don't often translate very well. I get that French gets used in the marking -- UPU requirement. But German? Maybe a lot of mail, or forwarded mail, went between Norway and Germany in 1949. Maybe it's a remnant from German occupation? Norwegian has the same word as German as a noun (reise), but I could find no verb form.
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Reist / Parti wold make sense as any of left, gone, departed, etc., and would be consistent with the directions above the return address of "If left, Please return to ...", probably chasing a tourist.
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Posted 12/13/2019   06:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Anthraquinone to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think GONE AWAY is the obvious best bet given the context etc. but I will check with one of the Scandinavian societies...

I just thought the machine translation was fun

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Posted 12/14/2019   09:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hornet785 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi,

You have a little clue on the front upper left…

Nice cover!

Salutations

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Posted 12/14/2019   09:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Anthraquinone to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As I think we all expected the literal translation is TRAVELLED. So GONE AWAY

That came from a Norwegian living in the UK


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Yes, it is an easy question to answer. Reist / Parti means gone away in Norwegian and French which is the official language of UPU. The word reise means to travel, so reist is the past tense of this - translates literary as travelled!


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