The English Language

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Carl Hibbard
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Re: The English Language

Post by Carl Hibbard » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:20 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Carl Hibbard wrote:Not Chess was meant for Not Chess clearly just hopefully less morbid topics than of late please.
Yes sir.
The problem is the girl I am translating for is majoriing in death studies.
Then you will need to ask those questions somewhere else.
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Carl Hibbard

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:37 am

MartinCarpenter wrote:He might also stand a rather better chance of getting expert help with some of this stuff elsewhere!
(The recent bits do seem to need it.).
I didn't find such a forum, at least not a convenient and as constructive.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:39 am

Ian Thompson wrote:
Carl Hibbard wrote:
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Somewhere along the line, this thread also became probably the largest (though not the longest-running) one on the forum. It has reached 140 pages, whereas the "Media comments on chess" one is 'only' 138 pages (but is probably one of the longest-running ones).

I'll leave as an exercise to the reader which thread is of more value (and when the cross-over point occurred).
I have been asked harder questions :roll:
How about this question then - why would someone who claims to have "Native or bilingual proficiency" in English (see someone's LinkedIn profile) need to ask these questions?
Someone told me I was!
These are not commonly used expressions....

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Re: The English Language

Post by MartinCarpenter » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:22 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
MartinCarpenter wrote:He might also stand a rather better chance of getting expert help with some of this stuff elsewhere!
(The recent bits do seem to need it.).
I didn't find such a forum, at least not a convenient and as constructive.
We are unusually patient and constructive people, yes :)
(By internet standards I guess that we're saints.).

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Re: The English Language

Post by John McKenna » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:59 pm

Well that's alright then, Martin.

The major branch of Islam that is mainly practised in Iran believes in saints. The other major one does not.
To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:47 pm

Infallables, to be more exact.

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Re: The English Language

Post by John McKenna » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:51 am

Infallibles, to be a little more exact.
To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:05 am

sorry, what does 'impose on' mean here?
'Naturally, the priestesses simultaneously perform the acts which their song imposes on, or ascribes to, the celestial spirits'
?

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Re: The English Language

Post by John McKenna » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:03 am

To impose... on the celestial spirits means - to get their attention and compel them to perform the acts that the priestesses' (sacred) singing and acting is all about.
To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:29 pm

Good spirits, they do whatever they are asked?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:54 pm

How is "believing in yourself" different from "having self-confidence"?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:41 pm

Much the same thing.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:08 am

What does "clumsy" mean in:
less advanced societies, whose internal structure is clumsy and rigid, conceive the life of a man as a succession of heterogeneous and well-defined phases, to each of which corresponds a more or less organised social class.
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Re: The English Language

Post by MartinCarpenter » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:25 am

You're happy with the rest of that and not clumsy? Ok :)

Inelegant. In this context crude would fit OK.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:28 am

What does 'orientate' mean in:
The group requires actions that will focus the attention of its members, orientate their imagination in a definite direction, and which will inspire the belief in everybody

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