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verminkte - crippled person » answer
by Windfall (GB), 2013-08-13, 12:43  Spam?  
http://www.aloco.nl/waterval/images/Dutch%20Comprehensive%20Grammar...
I found verminkte - crippled person on page 37 of the above pdf.
We can also refer to a person as a "cripple" in English, but this has very negative connotations (and is most likely to be used as a term of abuse). "Crippled person" also has fairly negative connotations (but not as bad) and "disabled person" or "person with disabilities" would be the most neutral.  
4;Dutch native speakers, how negative is "verminkte" when used to refer to a person? What would be the appropriate level of translation?
4;English native speakers, do you agree with my assessment of how negative the various terms are and are they  proper synonyms of each other? I think "cripple" and "crippled person" probably cover less than "disabled person" (i.e. they refer...
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Dutch native speaker :-)  #720471
by wbk (BE), 2013-08-14, 19:28  Spam?  
"de verminkte" doesn't have any kind of negative connotations.
Verminken is to mutilate, to maim. So "een verminkte" is not necissarily a disabled person, it could also be someone with e.g. lots of scars

I would translate "crippled person" as "de kreupele", which is more likely to be used in a derogatory context.
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by Windfall (GB), Last modified: 2013-08-15, 10:17  Spam?  
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Hi wbk, thanks for your Dutch native speaking input. What would you translate verminkte  as then? Scarred person, maimed person and mutilated person are all possible and none are derogatory. Perhaps we could enter several and  add disambiguations - at least to the Dutch side, I'm not really sure what could be usefully added to the English side. (I don't need any of these for a translation. I just got part way through making that entry based on that book and realised I didn't have enough information.)
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by Windfall (GB), Last modified: 2013-08-15, 10:16  Spam?  
Must have pressed the submit button twice
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by wbk (BE), 2013-08-22, 10:56  Spam?  
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All you suggested is Ok I think, I would add follwing disambiguation to scarred person -> [door littekens]
maimed or mutilated person don't need further disambiguation, I think these words cover the Dutch meaning well enough
http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/maim?q=maim
http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/mutilate?q=mutilated
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