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 Post subject: Verses 77:29-34
PostPosted: 04 Jun 2009, 07:19 
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 Post subject: Re: Verses 77:29-34
PostPosted: 19 Nov 2009, 03:32 
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{77:29} [They will be told], "Proceed to that which you used to deny.

I suggest,
{77:29} [They will be told], "Set off toward what you used to belie."

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{77:30} Proceed to a shadow [of smoke] having three columns

I suggest,
{77:30} "Set off toward to a shadow having three forks,"

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{77:31} [But having] no cool shade and availing not against the flame."

I suggest,
{77:31} "[Which] neither is shady, nor suffices against the flame."

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{77:32} Indeed, it throws sparks [as huge] as a fortress,

I suggest,
{77:32} Verily, it shoots a spark like the fortress.

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{77:33} As if they were yellowish [black] camels.

I suggest,
{77:33} As if it is a yellow camel herd.

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{77:34} Woe, that Day, to the deniers.

I suggest,
{77:34} Woe, that Day, to the belying.

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 77:29-34
PostPosted: 19 Nov 2009, 09:20 
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Linguistic wrote:
I suggest,
{77:31} "[Which] neither is shady, nor suffices against the flame."

Because of the more common connotation of "shady," I would use "neither has shade" instead.

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 77:29-34
PostPosted: 19 Nov 2009, 15:16 
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Pragmatic wrote:
Because of the more common connotation of "shady," I would use "neither has shade" instead.

Point well taken, though I hate to fall victim to the hijacking and degradation of language. How about,
{77:31} "[Which] neither provides shade, nor suffices against the flame."

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 77:29-34
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Linguistic wrote:
How about,
{77:31} "[Which] neither provides shade, nor suffices against the flame."

"Provides shade" is great. It also pins down the contrast that this "shadow" does not provide shade.

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 Post subject: Re: Verses 77:29-34
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Pragmatic wrote:
Linguistic wrote:
How about,
{77:31} "[Which] neither provides shade, nor suffices against the flame."

"Provides shade" is great. It also pins down the contrast that this "shadow" does not provide shade.

OK. I suggest,
{77:31} "[Which] neither is shade providing, nor suffices against the flame."

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