[Mansa-l] translation of "marigot"

William Moseley moseley at macalester.edu
Mon Mar 16 08:20:08 CDT 2015


Dear All,

I agree with Tom: "intermittent stream" or "lowland seasonal stream." In
certain parts of north Africa these are also referred to as 'wadi' - which
I'm guessing is Arabic in origin.

Bill

On Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 7:50 AM, Bassett, Thomas J <bassett at illinois.edu>
wrote:

>  I think of  "intermittent stream" or "lowland seasonal stream."
>
>   Thomas J. Bassett
> Professor of Geography and GIS
> Director, LAS Global Studies
> University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
> http://www.geog.illinois.edu/people/bassett/index.html
>
>
>     ------------------------------
> *From:* Marie Rodet [mrodet at hotmail.com]
> *Sent:* Monday, March 16, 2015 3:15 AM
> *To:* Mansa
> *Subject:* [Mansa-l] translation of "marigot"
>
>   Dear colleagues,
>
>  I'm trying to find a good way of translating "marigot" into English. I'd
> be tempted to leave it untranslated in the English text but let me know
> your thoughts.
>
>  Many thanks,
> Marie Rodet
>
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