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Why Transliteration is Not Always the Best Translation

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Apr 28, 2021 at 16:49

DNM:

As you had instructed in a previous post, understanding Arabic has had its issues, yet as you had clarified for this reader, the clue is going back to the basics, even to the birthing of new dialects that are now understood to be Arabic, especially as you have demonstrated the morphing from Aramaic/Syriac.
Add to that the sophistication of other erudite understandings from that age to now, it has become apparent to this reader that the Middle East and its environs experienced more than its fair share of contravening ideologies and aberrative religious pursuits, the rest of the world suffering from such miscommunications to this day; and this becomes the bane of humanity as you have so astutely indicated. It has the appearance of foreign intervention being the culprit all along; how about that?

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