Translations of the Qur'an (Part Two)
This is because, according to his own words, there is no parallel in history to the Qur'an; that no person or speech ever had the impact and power of the Qur'an. Follow the Shari`ah ... an English term that encompasses that meaning. However, this does ...
Minifalsehood: We can’t tell what a word is!?!?
Each and every one of them is a different homophone, a different word. Duh. 2) What about inflected forms, like ran, runs, and stuff???11?? Ah … no ... words. In English, this is easy to figure out. Take out the dash (or space). Does it still work?
Ça plane pour wha?: 19 foreign phrases we wouldn’t know without pop songs
“Ça plane pour moi” (French ... mean “yes yes yes” in Russian. Well, it does, but the authors—a moderately popular German minimalist rock outfit called Trio—intended it only as a bit of nonsense vocalization. The hook of the mixed German ...
The Philosopher's Zone
We also continue our look at the challenges of translating philosophy this week focusing on translating French, German and English ... Well let's look then at the word 'gavagai'. Where does that come from and what does it mean? David Braddon-Mitchell ...
My Words: Pardon my French! But we need it
French is so tied to the English language that by not studying it, these next generations will miss out on one of the building blocks that make us who we are as Americans. Does ... that mean something to them. Essays should be roughly 500 words or fewer.