International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

Investigating Accuracy in Translating the Qur'anic Trilateral Verbs Affixed With One Radical
Dr. Hassan Abdel Jawad, Fayza Al-Hadhrami

This paper investigates the accuracy in rendering certain forms of the Qur'anic Triliteral/trilateral verbs affixed with one radical. A survey of such verbs with their different forms and intended aspectual/semantic senses will be given. Then the translation of a s ample of these verbs as rendered by three of the well-known Qur'an translators will be analysed and checked against a standard translation. The main focus will be on whether or not these translators were able to grasp the intended aspectual sense of the radicals affixed to the trilateral verbs and what strategies have they adopted in their translation. It will be shown that the translators often manage to render the semantic senses of the verbs accurately but did do so in conveying the aspectual senses of such verb forms. Some recommendations for an accurate rendering of these derived verb forms will be presented.

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