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Re: Ansatz?

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  • Subject: [mg101250] Re: Ansatz?
  • From: Vince <blueschi at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2009 06:08:17 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <h1nf0q$91h$1@smc.vnet.net> <h1vmau$aj8$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Jun 26, 6:47 am, "M.Roellig" <markus.roel... at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > Also, "ansatz" might relate etymologically to "ersatz", which means
> > "cheap substitute".
>
> No it doesn't.
>
> Ersatz can be translated in many ways. But it doesn't inherently
> involve any assessment,
> or quality statement. Some common translations are:
> replacement
> alternative
> compensation
> reimbursement
> reparation
> substitute
>
> Cheers,
>
> Markus

Markus,

Sounds good. I'll take your word for it.

Though I did push the point further in my reply to Roland.

Thank you,

Vince


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