[TimorLesteStudies] FW: Tetun Translationfor Handcraft--Liman-fatin or Artesantu

Patricia Woodcroft-Lee cpwl at bigpond.net.au
Tue Mar 24 22:01:49 EST 2009

Hi Katrina, It's Trish, I'd go for badinas liman, Liman fatin, place of
hands, does not make make much sense. I think in some places Portuguese
would be fine, otherwise yes, kerajinan tangan is quite clear.

Kind regards





From: easttimorstudies-bounces at anu.edu.au
[mailto:easttimorstudies-bounces at anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Katrina Langford
Sent: Monday, 23 March 2009 11:22 PM
To: bu.wilson at anu.edu.au; easttimorstudies at anu.edu.au
Subject: Re: [TimorLesteStudies] FW: Tetun Translationfor
Handcraft--Liman-fatin or Artesantu


You could possibly use badinas liman or industria liman? (Liman-fatin sounds
more like youre talking about a place for hands..) My suggestion would be to
use the Indonesian simply because it is a term widely understood in Timor
and would cause the least  amount of confusion. It is perfectly acceptable
to do this if Tetum speakers haven't started replacing this with a specific
Tetum term (which to my knowledge hasn't happened yet). Hope this is
Katrina Langford


From: Bu.Wilson at anu.edu.au
To: Easttimorstudies at anu.edu.au
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 11:49:53 +1100
Subject: [TimorLesteStudies] FW: Tetun Translation for
Handcraft--Liman-fatin or Artesantu




From: sara at alolafoundation.org [mailto:sara at alolafoundation.org] 
Sent: Monday, 23 March 2009 11:48 AM
To: 'Bu Wilson'
Subject: Tetun Translation for Handcraft--Liman-fatin or Artesantu

Dear Bu could you post this for me, thanks sara


Dear Language Buffs

I need a final decision on what word(s) to use for handcraft in
Timor-Leste preferably in Tetun but so that most will understand itat a
small meeting in Dili the advice was to use the Indonesian but on reflection
Id rather use Tetun if possible--comments welcome.


Liman-fatin (Tetun) = Artesantu (Portuguese/Tetun?) = Kerajinan tangan
(Indonesian) = Handcraft (English)



Dr. Sara Niner

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t: 03 9527 5063

e: sara at alolafoundation.org





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