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Re: Assistance please?

From:SuomenkieliMaa <suomenkieli@...>
Date:Saturday, November 3, 2001, 8:51
--- Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...> wrote:
> ...preferably from someone who is good with > Japanese, and other stuff too.
As much as I can, I'd like to advise...
> The seventh verse of the 8th Sura has me doing > mental acrobatics, and falling off the trapeze > repeatedly.
Ugh, I'm already not sure if I'll be of any useful.
> I don't know how right this is, in other words, does
> it make sense? This is what seemed logical to my > brain:
If you're asking about syntax of it compared to Jpn, I'd guess that it is close but not exact. I cannot comment as to how the Jpn would be, because (1) I'm not familiar with the Koran and (2) such historical writings into Jpn tend to be beyond my comprehension as a foreigner.
> Na ErutE alaxu-Na omaEta-ni > tiSijuni-no sid^ja-taba > and when Allah-SUBJECT you(pl,inf)-DATIVE > enemy-GENITIVE two-C:Groups
Well, Jpn tends to sway away from "and" beginning sentences for one. I'd guess something like "sara ni" (furthermore) or even "mata" (additionally), although depending on the text and previous, it could even be something like "nao" (therefore, hence). Also, you know that "when" construction in Jpn can be tricky -- you can use the colloquial _...toki ni_ (at the time of - ie, denwa-kaketa toki ni, at the time I called you) or even the conditional form -ra (ie, denwa-kaketara, sugu taiou shite kure; when/if I call you, pick up quickly).
> xodu-no Nopo-taba xodu-?o amaladadEmata, > gang-GEN one-C:Groups gang-ACC promise-PAST > And when Allah promised one of the enemy's two bands > to you,
Again, only a guess but maybe something in Jpn like: _Teki no ni-gumi wo Ala ni yakusoku-saretara_ ?? (Enemy's 2-group.ACC Allah by promise-do.PRES.PASS.COND) Sorry, but I've never had to translate the Koran into Jpn in the 10 yrs of my experience with the lang -- any native Jpns here? Matt33 __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Find a job, post your resume.