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    Hi, my teachers .

    I sometimes do not find the English equvalent for the Arabic one wehther a word or a term.Here are some of my questions.I appreciate your helpful comments and corrctions.

    1-Ali memorizes all of the holy Quran by heart.
    Which is correct :

    A-He is a Qur’an reciter,
    B-He is a Qur’an memorizer
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    2-In pre-Islamic period, the pagan Arabs used to kill their female newborns because they had thought it was shameful for one to have and bring up a daughter.So, one had to bury his female newborn in grave ALIVE(terrorists) :)

    My question is :what term can be coined to this case?

    A-Burying alive female infant(BAFN)
    B-buried alive female infant(BAFI)

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    3- “the mu’zzin” who calls for prayer in the musjid is :
    A-The prayer crier
    B-The prayer caller
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    4-On a blood-stained cracked wall is incised an inscription reads” I’m in you and you’re in me ; then who is new?” as hung from the ceiling a rotten dried-up apple.

    A-Are these sentences well-formed?

    B-What kind of phrase is this”On a blood-stained cracked wall is incised an inscription?What I know is that PP preceding .

    C-What kind of phrase is this ”as hung from the ceiling a rotten dried-up apple?What I know is that the subject is”the apple”

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    1.Computer :Hasib ( press on your own Adam’s apple to pronounce the”H”correctly)
    2.Mobile phone : Juwwal
    3.Wristwatch: Sa’ah
    4.Paradise : Junnah
    5.Hellfire: Nar or Juhunnum
    6.Ink: hibir (do as in No.1)
    7.Book: Kitab
    8.Voice: saout
    9.Camel : Jumul
    10.British : Britany
    11.American: amreeky
    12.Boy: wulud

    Be prepared next week , :)

    Accept my regards
    Ayed

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    1- This one is difficult because we don't have this tradition really in English. I have seen the term 'hypermemorization' used, but this was in a linguistic article. It would probably be best to describe the process rather than look for a noun:

    He has memorized all of the holy Quran.
    If he hasn't finished, you could use 'is memorizing'.


    PS- It'stime for bed for me- I'll answer the others in the morning. Good night.

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    2- I'd say burying female infants alive

    3- We use the word muezzin in English. But of the two words you use, I'd go for 'caller' as they summon the faithful rather than do the praying for them.

    4- I'd say the blood-stained, cracked wall bears an inscription, reading 'I'm....'

    5 as hung from the ceiling a rotten dried-up apple
    'As' here doesn't really work, because it implies that the inscription is on the apple. I'd say 'and a dried apple hangs from the ceiling' (can it be both dried and rotten?)


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    Thank you so much

    I appreciate your comments

    Ayed :)

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    1-Ali memorizes all of the holy Quran by heart.
    Which is correct :

    A-He is a Qur’an reciter,
    B-He is a Qur’an memorizer
    If I had to pick one I'd pick B. (It couldn't be A.) However, say:
    • Ali is memorizing the holy Quran by heart.

    :)

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    welcome back, Mr.RonBe

    Thank you so much

    Ayed , :)

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    You're quite welcome, Mr. Ayed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ayed
    welcome back, Mr.RonBe

    Thank you so much

    Ayed , :)
    That is an interesting quote in your signature. Normally, that is "A little knowledge is dangerous. Yours has a different meaning from the original. Are you aware of that?

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    Mind you, I rather like Ayed's version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    1-Ali memorizes all of the holy Quran by heart.
    Which is correct :

    A-He is a Qur’an reciter,
    B-He is a Qur’an memorizer
    If I had to pick one I'd pick B. (It couldn't be A.) However, say:
    • Ali is memorizing the holy Quran by heart.

    :)
    The expression "memorizing by heart" has made me curious. Isn't it redundant? I thought learning by heart meant memorizing.

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