Thanks for your help. I have been translating some text pages from an old Dutch botanical, but I have no knowledge of Dutch, least of all 17th century Dutch. I work with a Dutch/English dictionary from 1766, a high school knowledge of German grammar, and a familiarity with the subject. Surprisingly, most of the time I can get by with this, but sometimes I’m baffled. I wondered if you would mind helping me from time to time when I encounter such difficulties? Either through this forum or, preferably, privately. I have an email account at Hotmail with the ID mutica.