Posted by Leanne on November 09, 2005
In Reply to: Making the gate for posted by Brian from Shawnee on November 07, 2005
: : Has anyone heard of the phrase "making the gate for" as in the concept of opening the door for or some such thing?
: I haven't. But if you don't mind my asking, Leanne, what type of project are you working on? You and your colleagues have asked about a number of odd-sounding phrases and I just thought it would help us all out to know a little background. Is it a translation of a book from a foreign language into English, or a transcription of audio tapes, etc.? There are a number of queries posted by translators on this site from time to time, and sometimes it helps (and makes it interesting) to know the context.
Dear Brian, no problem with you asking at all. Myself and colleagues are writing glossaries from transcriptions of audio tapes delivered in the 1950s through 1960s. The tapes contain a very large and wide-ranging vocabulary of diverse subjects, hence the variety of phrases being looked for. Leanne