Is this لا خمد الشوق إليها ساعة correct? Why is لا used instead of ما? I’ve translated the sentence as “the desire for it did not cease for a single hour” but then the verb would be مضارع?
Jul 20, 2019 5:48 PM
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This is a highly debatable advanced topic. To cut it short, you are correct about لا should always be used with مضارع to mean "not" .. لا يخمد Most linguistics agree that when لا is used with a past tense verb فعل ماضي, then the meaning is "wishing for the event (verb) to happen". So the meaning of the sentence is: (The speaker) hopes that the desire for it/her shall not cease (quench) for a single hour.
July 28, 2019
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