Between English and Arabic: A Practical Course in by Bahaa-eddin Abulhassan Hassan

By Bahaa-eddin Abulhassan Hassan

This e-book bargains a not easy and stimulating standpoint on translation. it's a finished functional direction in translation among English and Arabic and, as such, can be necessary to scholars of translation. in response to contrastive linguistics, it includes a number of translation key recommendations, together with lexical, grammatical and stylistic matters. The publication balances conception and alertness in translation. The e-book is the results of the numerous classes the writer has taught to scholars of Arabic-English translation, and should aid bilingual audio system familiarize yourself with translation concepts and increase functional translation talents to an analogous common as that anticipated of a college graduate. It provides a extraordinary number of examples of English/Arabic translation. via lexical examine, word list development and an advent to key theoretical techniques in translation, the reader will achieve a greater figuring out of what graduate-level translation comprises.

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In the SL text, ‘ήϛΫ’ means ‘mentioned’ or ‘said’, but the translator prefers to use other words, such as ‘declared’ or ‘stated’. The latter equivalents seem to give a more prestigious status to the Minister’s speech. In the SL text ‘Ξ΋ΎΘϧ’ means ‘results’ or ‘outcome’. The translator uses a totally different word in the TL, ‘innovations’, which may serve best to suit the textural meaning. It is evident that the translator is trying to improve the SL text, by using his own intuition to select a better equivalent.

Thus, proverbs can be analyzed as implicatures. In the following example, al-Sayyid speaks of his son Kamal and points at himself. ” (Palace Walk, p. 256) He means that his son behaves like him. The implied meaning is “like father like son”. But the translators preserve the metaphor of the lion at the cost of comprehension. The same meaning is expressed in another situation when Fahmy speaks of his brother Yasin but with a different metaphor. (296 ι ˬ ϦϳήμϘϟ΍ ϦϴΑ ) .. ϡ΍Ϯϋ ίϮϟ΍ ϦΑ΍ “The son of the goose is a good swimmer” (Palace Walk, p.

KH VI, I, 2, 29-30) ΪϠΨϟ΍ ΔϨΟ ϪΗή΋΍ΪΑ ΎΟΎΗ ˯ήϤϟ΍ βΒϠϳ ϥ΍ ϞϤΟ΃ Ύϣ :ΩέΎθΘϳέ The Arabic phrase (ΪϠΨϟ΍ ΔϨΟ) is an Islamic name for paradise. In the following example the Latin expression ‘adsum’ means ‘I am here’. Spirit: Adsum (KH VI, I, 4, 23) ϚϴΒϟ ˬ ϚϴΒη The translation is taken from the Arabian Nights to associate with the language of the genii. It is usually translated as “your wishes my command”. In the following example the wilderness of England, where there is water and wild plants but no human beings is quite different from the desert of Arabia, which is waterless and lifeless.

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