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 Post subject: Verses 15:67-71
PostPosted: 06 Jun 2009, 03:17 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 15:67-71
PostPosted: 01 Mar 2010, 02:10 
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{15:70} They said, "Have we not forbidden you from [protecting] people?"
{15:71} [Lot] said, "These are my daughters - if you would be doers [of lawful marriage]."

I suggest,
{15:70} They said, "Did we not forbid you [to host] people?"

{15:71} [Lot] said, "[I offer you in marriage] these my daughters, if you must do [what you intend to do]."

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 15:67-71
PostPosted: 15 Mar 2010, 23:29 
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Linguistic wrote:
I suggest,
{15:70} They said, "Did we not forbid you [to host] people?"

{15:71} [Lot] said, "[I offer you in marriage] these my daughters, if you must do [what you intend to do]."

In 15:70, I would say 'from [hosting]'. In 15:71, the first interjection is interpretive.

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 15:67-71
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Pragmatic wrote:
In 15:70, I would say 'from [hosting]'. In 15:71, the first interjection is interpretive.

Good suggestion for 15:70,
{15:70} They said, "Did we not forbid you from [hosting] people?"

As for 15:71, the Arabic is terse, because it assumes the reader knows the intent, but many readers get the wrong interpretation, so an interjection is necessary here IMHO.

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