Craiguardo (bidnez) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Translation into Persian anyone, please?

Regarding Genghis Khan's sacking of Bokhara, the one man who escaped said,

"They came, they sapped, they burnt, they slew, they plundered, and they departed." Men of understanding who heard this description were all agreed that in the Persian language there could be nothing more concise than this speech. And indeed all that has been written in this chapter is summed up and epitomized in these two or three words. (Juvaini, History of the World Conqueror 1916/1997, p. 107).

Does anyone have sufficient (13th Century, apparently "New") Persian--or access to the original ;)--to provide these two or three words? And transliterate into the Latin alphabet or IPA please. Thanks in advance.

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