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Helamaa, Erkki: Vanhan rakentajan sanakirja. Rakentamisesta, rakennuksista, rakenteista. (Den gamla byggmästarordboken. Om konstruktion, byggnader, strukturer. / The Old Builder's Dictionary. About construction, buildings, structures.) - Text in Finnish only.


Helsinki, Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, 2004. 4to. 27,3 x 20,5 cms. xxiv + 296 pp. Text in Finnish. Illustrated with drawings etc. Beautifully produced and printed.


Publisher’s crimson boards, printed dustjacket. As new.  


”Professor Erkki Helamaa’s giant project presents 3,200 words used in the construction industry with explanations and examples. Helamaa has familiarized himself with the origins and backgrounds of the words he has collected over the course of 35 years. In addition to the etymological examination of many sayings, there are examples from e.g. Samuli Paulaharju's, Kalle Päätalo's, Väinö Linna's and Kustaa Vilkuna's productions, a slang dictionary or from the collections of the folk poetry archive. The special terms of the construction industry and the delightfully inventive vocabulary of construction sites offer even non-experts in the field a fun and interesting reading experience that you will want to return to again and again. The work has illustrative drawings.”


(Suomalaisen kirjallisuuden seuran toimituksia, 988.)

Vanhan rakentajan sanakirja / Den gamla byggmästarordboken

SKU: 304878
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