Language X within scope of language Y

John Cowan jcowan at
Wed Jan 19 20:46:42 CET 2005

Peter Constable scripsit:

> I'm not familiar with that work, but certainly "Das Kapital" is
> German even if I refer to it in an English conversation; "Capital"
> would be English. (/dæs kʰæpɪɾɫ̩/ would be German spoken with
> an American English accent.)

It's not clear what you refer to when you refer to it, though.  All the
translations I have ever seen are entitled "Capital", so presumably when
you refer to it, you refer to the ur-book which is language independent.

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