明陽 asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

請英文專家或高手幫忙翻中文 有點難度

拜託各位幫我翻譯 謝謝各位了

這篇好像是有關於"人體自燃" 有點專業的詞性

希望英文厲害的高手幫幫忙謝謝你們

《 Is “Spontaneous Human Combustion” Possible ? 》

It happens something like this. Someone finds a badly burnt body in a poorly ventilated room. The body is sitting in a chair or lying on a bed or the floor. The upper body of the victim is a heap of ashes, but one or more mostly undamaged hands or feet may be visible as well. A layer of blackened grease covers the ceiling and walls above the victim's head, but fire damage in the room is limited to a small area right around and above the body. Objects only a few feet away remain untouched by the blaze. Police investigators find no obvious source or cause for the fire.

This scene describes a typical case of spontaneous human combustion (SHC), in which a human body is supposedly able to burst into flames and to burn to almost nothing entirely on its own. In most SHC cases there are no witnesses to see how the person caught fire. However, sometimes there are. In a few cases the observer, who is often a friend or family member, sees the person burst into flame and tries to put out the fire. Occasionally the victim survives. Again, there is no clear outside cause─the blaze appears to start from within the victim's own body.

This phenomenon is actually nothing new. A 1763 book by Frenchman Jonas Dupont with the title De Incendiis Corporis humani spontaneis describes in detail a number of cases of SHC. A century later Charles Dickens used SHC to kill off one of the characters in his novel Bleak House. A number of more recent unexplained deaths have helped to keep the theory of SHC alive. An example is that of Agnes Phillips, who burned to death in Sydeny, Australia, in 1991. Phillips’ daughter had left her sleeping in a car near a shopping center for a few minutes when she saw smoke. A thorough investigation revealed no source for the blaze. The car’s engine had been turned off and there were no cigarettes in the vehicle.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    《 Is “Spontaneous Human Combustion” Possible ? 》

    人體自燃是可能的嗎

    有時候就像這樣發生了!有人在通風不良的房間裡發現嚴重燒焦的屍體,屍體可能是端坐在椅子上,或躺在床上或地板上,屍體向上那面是厚厚的灰燼,但是最完好無缺的部份卻是最明顯的手或腳;在受害者上方的天花版或牆上覆蓋著一層焦黑的油脂,但整間房間受到損害的部份僅限於屍體週圍及其上的小範圍區域,僅離屍體幾呎的物品卻完全沒被火燄吞噬,而且警方的調查員也找不到起火點或起火的原因。

    這樣的場景是人體自燃(SHC)典型的描述,根據推測人體能自己燃燒起來並且不需任何外力就能燃燒殆盡。在大多數人體自燃的案例沒有目擊者能看到他們是如何燒起來的,但少數有。在幾個案例中,目擊者-通常是朋友或家人-看到受害者燒起來並試圖滅火,偶爾有受害者存活下來;再一次確定的是,沒有任何明顯來自外在的起火原因,火僅僅是從受害者的身體開始燃燒起來。

    人體自燃的現象一直沒更新的進展了。一本1763年由法國人Jonas Dupont所寫名為De Incendiis Corporis humani spontaneis(這是法文 不過應該就是講人體自燃啦)的書描述了一些人體自燃案例的細節;一世紀後Charles Dickens在他的小說「荒涼之屋」(Bleak House)中使一個角色因人體自燃而死;而近年來一些難以解釋的死亡案例使得人體自燃的理論得以繼續存在,舉例來說,1991年澳洲雪梨一名叫Agnes Phillips的婦女被燒死,她的女兒只是留Agnes在車裡睡覺而她去賣場幾分鐘就看到車子冒煙了,經過地毯式搜查仍找不到起火原因,車子的引擎已經熄火並且車內也沒有香煙。

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  • 1 decade ago

    [ 因為字數過多,所以我不轉貼英文原文 ]

    人體同步自燃是否可能?

    這事情是像這樣發生的,有人在一間通風不良的房裡發現了一個嚴重燒壞的屍體,屍體本身是坐在椅子上或者躺在床上或地板,罹難者的上半身已經變成大量的灰燼,但個別或多個的手足部卻仍然完好可見。在罹難者頭部上方的天花板與牆壁,則覆著一層焦黑的油脂,可是房內被火焰破壞的地方就僅限於屍體周遭及上方的小部分區域,死者只差幾呎之遙就可以不被火舌吞噬,警方的鑑識人員則沒有辦法找出明顯的火源或起因。

    這樣的情景指的是一種典型的人體同步自燃(SHC),也就是說人體似乎是能夠自己冒出火苗,並且燒個精光。在多數的SHC案例中,並沒有目擊者看見死者如何引火上身。然而,有些時候還是會有人看到。在很少的案例中,通常是身為朋友或親人的觀察者,看見死者冒出火苗並且試著熄滅,有時候這些受害者存活下來。可是,這其中並沒有確切的外來因素 - 火焰是直接從受害者的身體裡直接發生燃燒的。

    這個現象並非是最新的,由法國人都彭(Jona Dupont)在1763年出版的書籍,書名為 「De Incendiis Corporis humani spontaneis」,其中便提及了許多的SHC案例。一世紀後,作家狄更斯(Charles Dikens)在他的小說「黑屋」中,使用SHC殺掉了其中一名角色。在近代,為數可觀的不可思議死亡事件助長了SHC理論的生存。舉一個受害者的例子,Agnes Phillips,1991年在澳洲雪梨被燃燒致死,當時她的女兒讓她在鄰近購物中心的車上睡覺,數分鐘不到便看見煙霧冒出。一項完整的調查揭露說沒有發現火源,當時汽車的引擎已經熄火,車上也沒有任何香菸。

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