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Reader comment on item: Niqabs and Burqas - The Veiled Threat Continues
in response to reader comment: Yusuf Ali's translation is a poor translation

Submitted by abz2000.com (United Kingdom), Aug 30, 2010 at 18:39

i agree with you on the notion that picktall's translation is closer to the exact wording, though i find it a little harder to read as languages when translated aren't easier to understand when they are translated verbatim in the structure of the sentence, as picktall's near enough is, eg, Our signs in arabic would be signs Ours, so Yusuf Ali's captures the rythm and flow better in english and is much easier to follow, PICKTALL'S IS MORE ACUATE THOUGH! and on your presentation of the translation of Qalat, is noticed you ommited to mention the next words, namely, "the Christians say, Masih is the son of Allah, now although it is a fact that qalat has been mistranslated, it is also a fact that the Christians' insistence that the Messiah "is the son of God" is not a past issue. so again we see yusuf ali, placing more emphasis on context in place of verbatim translation, which is why i keep both and refer to picktall's for understanding meanings and also read yusuf ali's when reading through in order to maintain a steady flow when reading and absorbing, again, pictall's translation seems more literally accurate. visit abz2000 dotcom,




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