Sasha
Hi everyone! I am labelling som museum items and I'm afraid that I can make some mistakes in the English version of the label. Could you have a look and tell what words I have to change here. I feel that it doesn't sound natural. "Souvenir Sheets issued to commemorate the 250th anniversary since the day of death of Ivan Mazepa issued by the Organization for the Rebirth of Ukraine Chicago, USA, 1959" Here it is a sad moment of death and in order to remember this sad moment some Souvenir Sheets were issued. Thank you very much!
Nov 3, 2021 11:20 AM
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This fixes the grammar. "Souvenir Sheets issued to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the death of Ivan Mazepa issued by the Organization for the Rebirth of Ukraine, Chicago, USA, 1959" I am not sure what is meant by a "souvenir sheet". You could use the word "document(s)" which would be very general. A "souvenir" is usually something tourists buy to remember their trip, so we don't want that in this case. A "pamphlet" would be a small number of pages in a little booklet. Since you are explaining why the document or pamphlet was issued, you don't need to have the idea of memory in the name of the document. So I would just say "Document" or "Documents" issued to commemorate ... I hope that is helpful.
November 3, 2021
Hi Sasha, I hope I can help. I recently retired as a librarian/archivist. I'm assuming that you're talking about a sheet of postage stamps. In the United States, these kinds of stamps are referred to as "commemorative" stamps, not "souvenir" stamps. "Souvenir" has a very casual connotation in English. "Commemorative sheets issued to mark the 250th anniversary of the death of Ivan Mazepa" "Issued by the Organization for the Rebirth of Ukraine (ODWU). Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1959" I checked on the acronym ODWU at the Internet Encyclopedia of the Ukraine at this site http://www.encyclopediaofukraine.com/display.asp?linkpath=pages%5CO%5CR%5COrganizationfortheRebirthofUkraine.htm You might want to double-check it. Good Luck
November 5, 2021
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