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Old 12-24-2009, 03:18 AM   #331
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Re: What are these?

1) Латунь - brass
2) Змаль - enamel
3) Внит - I'd assume devalcourt was correct, but I don't know
4) Томпак - multitran.ru says this is yellow pewter

When all else fails, the best Russian dictionary I know of online is Multitran.ru. It's very good with definitions of a specific and technical nature, and even nails them down by professional association (military, medical, engineering, etc). It's a super resource if you have the web handy.
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Old 12-24-2009, 06:24 AM   #332
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Re: What are these?

Thanks for that link Brian, looks like it will be helpful.
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Old 12-24-2009, 06:52 AM   #333
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Re: What are these?

From Wikipedia:

"Tombac (rare French spelling) or Tombak is a brass alloy with high copper content and 5-20% zinc content. Tin, lead or arsenic may be added for colouration. It is a cheap malleable alloy mainly used for medals, ornament, decoration and some munitions."

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Old 12-24-2009, 12:31 PM   #334
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1) Латунь - brass
2) Змаль - enamel
3) Внит - I'd assume devalcourt was correct, but I don't know
4) Томпак - multitran.ru says this is yellow pewter

When all else fails, the best Russian dictionary I know of online is Multitran.ru. It's very good with definitions of a specific and technical nature, and even nails them down by professional association (military, medical, engineering, etc). It's a super resource if you have the web handy.
I'm at an English keyboard only right now, but #3 is a typo (sorry Eric). It is "vint" and if you look it up that way or type "screw post" into the Google translator, you'll see the word.:)

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Old 12-24-2009, 04:02 PM   #335
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Re: What are these?

Guys,

"Винт" means "screw" in English (if you want it in other languages, let me know :D)

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Old 12-24-2009, 05:32 PM   #336
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"Винт" means "screw" in English (if you want it in other languages, let me know :D)

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And they use the word (among dozens of others) that way there, too.;)

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Old 01-13-2010, 10:03 PM   #337
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Spanish translation help

Here is the photo of German Kommunist Party members with spanish letter.
Probably somebody can help with translation?
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:08 PM   #338
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Re: Spanish translation help

This language is neither Spanish nor Catalan. Nor do I think that is any of the languages spoken in Spain (other than Castilian). The dismissal of the letter ( "saluto de la tuta grupo") I think it could have an Italian origin ... but it is certainly not Spanish.
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Re: Spanish translation help

There is some German language in there. In the middle, where it's underlined I see "Rote Fahne" which is Red Flag I believe, and then there is "Thuringer Volksblatt". Thuringia is an area in Germany and "volksblatt" is "peoples sheet" which would be some sort of newpaper type thing I'd guess.
The belts and buckles look fairly Germanic as well.
The plot thickens. :)
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:25 PM   #340
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Re: Spanish translation help

as has been stated, the guys are Germans (letters indicate it as well).
I don't think it's italian: too many "j"s and non-italian looking endings of the 1st person plural ("mos") in the text, and I don't think Italians use them.
Maybe it's portuguese? But than again, too many "k"s. I have heard, that there's an italian-like dialect in the south Austria. Maybe it's it?
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