[Haskell-cafe] German names for kinds and sorts

Sjoerd Visscher sjoerd at w3future.com
Sun Nov 13 21:42:57 CET 2011

What a nice idea! Here's a list:


The German word is indeed Art, the French word is espèce.


On Nov 13, 2011, at 9:31 PM, Paul Johnson wrote:

> An odd suggestion I know, but take a look at some bibles.  The King James Bible uses the word "kind" to describe different animals in Genesis 1:
> 24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
> At least some other English translations use the same word (I'm not a bible scholar, so I can't give you a detailed list).  But you might try finding out what German bibles use in that passage.
> On 11/12/2011 04:05 PM, Robert Clausecker wrote:
>> Hi all!
>> I want to write my Facharbeit (kind of an essay you have to write on a
>> specific topic you can choose yourself for highschool graduation) about
>> the type-system of Haskell. It is required in our school to write this
>> document in German language.
>> Most time, it is not really difficult to find an appropriate term for
>> concepts of Haskell, like types (Typen) or type classes (Typklassen).
>> But I really don't know how to call kinds and sorts in German. Any
>> ideas?
>> Yours, Robert Clausecker

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