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verminkte - crippled person  
by Windfall (GB), 2013-08-13, 12:43  like dislike  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 specifically to people who cannot move their arms or legs in the normal way http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/cripple_1), whereas "disabled" covers a much wider possible range, but the neutral way to refer to people with such disabilities would be to use the word "disabled" or "disabilities". Is disambiguation required (as I get the impression the Dutch refers to the same range of disabilities as "cripple".
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