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เสียงระเบิด


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A sentence from a magazine:

เสียงระเบิดที่ดังขึ้นทำเอาเสียงปรองดองแผ่วลงไป

1. Interesting contrast in the use of "ดังขึ้น" in the subject with "แผ่วลง"; heightening the tension between "increasing" and "decreasing".

2. While "เสียงระเบิด" is a fairly physical, concrete (รูปธรรม) phrase, "เสียงปรองดอง" is a more abstract metaphor (นามธรรม). I wonder whether the latter phrase is equivalent to the metaphoric, "the voice of the turtledove".

3. Is it reasonable to render "ทำเอา. . . แผ่วลงไป" as "to drown out"?

4. Could the author have added the aspect marker "มา" to balance out the "ไป"? That is, the fuller initial verb would be "ดังขึ้นมา" with the balancing phrase being "แผ่วลงไป".

Thus, the sentence might be "The thunder of exploding bombs drowns out the gentle strains of harmony."

What do you think? Thanks.

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Assuming this is a metaphor, and assuming yet further that it is related to current events in Thailand, might 'the gentle strains of harmony' be better rendered as 'the quiet voices of reconciliation'?

Just a thought.

ปรองดอง

[V] harmonize; be reconciled; be in harmony; compromise; come to terms; be in concord S.ออมชอม, ประนีประนอม, ยอมกัน, ไม่แก่งแย่งกัน, กลมกลืน, สมัครสมาน, ลงรอย Ex. พี่น้องคู่นี้ปรองดองกันดีนะ

(NECTEC Lexitron 2 TH-EN)

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Assuming this is a metaphor, and assuming yet further that it is related to current events in Thailand, might 'the gentle strains of harmony' be better rendered as 'the quiet voices of reconciliation'?

Just a thought.

ปรองดอง

[V] harmonize; be reconciled; be in harmony; compromise; come to terms; be in concord S.ออมชอม, ประนีประนอม, ยอมกัน, ไม่แก่งแย่งกัน, กลมกลืน, สมัครสมาน, ลงรอย Ex. พี่น้องคู่นี้ปรองดองกันดีนะ

(NECTEC Lexitron 2 TH-EN)

Best that I could come up with is:

The noise of the bomb ,which became louder ,caused the harmonized noise to gently go.

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