complete verse (Genesis 1:29)

Genesis 1:29 is translated in Cashinahua as “Look, all the vegetables that have seeds, which are certainly all around, each of these vegetables with seed I certainly give you them. The trees which have fruit ans their fruit has seed, I certainly give you them; you are to eat them.”

Callow (1972, p. 16) explains: “Cashinahua has a range of verbal affixes indicating certainty or uncertainty on the part of the speaker (…) They are of frequent occurrence in conversation, and must be used correspondingly frequently in the translation, otherwise the reported conversation on Scripture will sound flat and unnatural.”

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