FAQ

How do I translate pole?

smooth stick

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How do I translate post?

strong stick

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How do I translate peg?

tent ground stick

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How do I translate grate?

metal bed for meat

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How do I translate hook?

gathered_thing tool

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How do I translate pots?

prepare bowl or bowl for hot

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How do I translate fork?

split eat tool

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How do I translate shovel?

carry soil tool

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How do I translate pans?

bowls

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How do I translate bases?

small foundation

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How do I translate the idea of favoritism?

no honor above another

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How do I translate female?

Use the word woman to mean female. Be sure to put woman before the noun so that it will act as an adjective. For example, female sheep would be woman sheep. 

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How do I translate male?

Use the word man to mean male. Be sure to put man before the noun so that it will act as an adjective. For example, male sheep would be man sheep. 

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How do I translate cave?

hole in rock

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How do I translate rib?

bone

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How do I translate carts?

farm chariots

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How do I translate nurse?

If it means breastfeeding, use “give milk”. If it means to
make well, use “help make healthy.” If it means medical person, use "woman help heal people."

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How do I translate straw?

dry grass

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How do I translate mandrake?

love fruit

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How do I capitalize proper nouns?

Type pn after each work you want capitalized (with a space between the symbol and pn).

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How do I translate Almighty God or God Almighty?

Most Big God. 
Add the pn indicator after most and big to make them proper nouns.

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How do I translate midwife?

birth attendant

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How do I translate shekel?

money

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How do I translate pitcher?

water jar

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How do I translate speckled?

little spots

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How do I translate striped?

color between color 

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How do I translate pistachio?

small green tree fruit

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How do I translate almond?

hard sweet tree fruit

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How do I translate balm?

sweet smell oil

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Where can I get extra help understanding a passage?

V-mast has TN and TW tabs. These
stand for “translation notes” and “translation words.” These are a great
resource. Also biblehub.com has a variety of study tools and notes that are
helpful.

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How to write numbers over ten?

Type the number exactly as you see
it.  For instance, 12 disciples would be
translated one two.  We only space bar
one time between numbers. 

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Can I use question words?

Yes
but only use questions words (who, what) when there is a question being asked
in Scripture.  
For instance, many times in Scripture the word “who” is used rhetorically. In this case, we would not use the question word “who.” It confuses our
blind readers. You can use "because" and "if" to begin a
sentence.  The readers are taught that the next sentence will name the
condition of the first sentence. 

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What comes first in a SUN sentence?

The
subject. Find the subject of the sentence and place that first.  This can
be the most challenging when translating into SUN.  Many times it requires
totally restructuring the sentence in order to find the subject.  

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Do I need to double space after punctuation marks?

Yes,
if the punctuation mark turns into a symbol (period, apostrophe) you need to double space after. You only have
to space bar once after all other punctuation marks that do not turn into
symbols (quotation marks, question marks, commas, exclamation points).

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Why do I need to double space after typing each word?

The
first space creates the symbol, and the second space creates a blank in between
the symbols. 



 

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How do I type “their”?

Type they, space bar, *, space bar

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How do I type “our”?

Type we, space bar, *, space bar 

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How do I type “your"?

Type you, space bar, *, space bar

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How do I type "my"?

Type me, space bar, *, space bar

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What word do I use for "manager"?

work leader

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Can I start a sentence with a conjunction (but or and)?

No

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What symbol do I use for the word “right” when it means the opposite of wrong?

Use the symbol for “correct”.

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Do I use this this to mean these?

No

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What words do I need to make plural?

Nouns that represent more than one, except boys, girls, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, and children. These have their own plural symbol. 


SUN does not use plural verbs.

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What do I do if there isn’t a symbol for a word?

If
you find a word that we do not have a symbol for, it's okay to use another word
that means the same thing that does have an existing symbol.  The
dictionary on v-mast is now updated and is a great resource for seeing all
the words we now have in SUN.  
If none of these things work,
leave the word in English.

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Do I change both sides during the self-edit step?

Yes, if there is a mistake, change the symbols and back
translation to match the correct meaning. 

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What symbol do I use for Holy Spirit?

Type holy spirit. Be sure to put the pn indicator after each
one to mark it as a proper noun. 

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Do I include verse numbers in my translation?

No, there is a separate step that does that. Verse markers
will be put in at the last step by the checker. 

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