re [tied] re IJzelman- ?

From: Gordon Selway
Message: 35730
Date: 2004-12-31

re [tied] re IJzelman- ?
Would 'Glatteis' roughly equate to 'black ice'?  Freezing rain' looks like referring to the precipitation and not the product of it on the ground.

Bliadhna Mhath Ùr Dhuiibh Uile/A Good New Year to everyone,


At 9:18 am today local time Kim Bastin wrote:
On Wed, 29 Dec 2004 13:22:32 -0000, Willem wrote:
>I can't refrain from communicating to all of you the magic the
>wonderful neologism IJzelman conveys to this native carrier of Dutch.

>IJzel is the relatively unusual weather condition by which rain is
>converted into ice on reaching the ground (German Glatteis, I don't
>know in English).

"Freezing rain" is our unimaginative name for this phenomenon. Though
people in places like northern Canada or Scotland, who must see more
of it, perhaps have other names.
Kim Bastin