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[自然百科] 【整理】2009-05-07 永恒的钻石(二)

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to zkdaisy

at xx years old 算是习惯用法了吧,虽然看起来语法有点怪

which那里偶觉得你的解释还是不通
首先,如果which的先行词是these minerals,那么从句里动词应该是复数are
is at the key的主语只可能 ...
ktdid 发表于 2009-5-9 17:34

.... 你说的也是啊。。。。偶现在也有点拿不准了,那看来只能用Jessica的解释了,人家可能用词比较随便喽。。。。


BTW,你想知道我学啥,先告诉我你干啥滴。你都那么神秘。。。。不想让别人知道,就私下pm偶啊。公平交易,嘿嘿嘿。。。。
on zkdaisy

"The secret of the diamond lies in the carbon bond. Carbon is one of the most plentiful substances known for science. We find carbon in plants, animals and our bodies. Carbon everywhere. And yet diamonds are some of the rarest, most beautiful of all substances. What's the link? The link is the extremely rare environmental conditions that take ordinary carbon--coal, for example--and turn it into diamonds. We are talking about deep inside the earth crust. We have the pressures, the temperatures, sufficient to distort the bonding angles of the carbon atoms."

Diamonds are not forged in the earth crust, where most other rocks are made. They come from much deeper, from a hundred miles within the earth's interior. And occasionally in bursts of intense violence, this buried treasure rockets to the surface, carried by special high-speed volcanoes.

To geologist Larry Taylor at the University of Tennessee, diamonds are a treasure trove, but not because of their beauty.
"This is the only hard samples we have of the deep interior of the earth. The diamonds are telling us something. They are telling us a story. So it's understanding the story that's being told by these minerals which is at the key to all understanding of our knowledge of the earth.

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大家讨论热烈 我来个非主流的 按照整段的意思和男子说话的停顿推断的 有耐心的看官请~

前面不是说钻石是trove并非因为是beauty吗 那究竟是因为是什么呢?{diamonds are a treasure trove, but not because of their beauty.}
后面揭晓了 钻石之所以可以称为宝藏 更关键的在因为它身上传递着信息和故事(story) [这个逻辑大家没意见吧 ] {原文:So it's understanding the story that's being told by these minerals}

再来看那句瞩目句:
  So it's understanding the story that's being told by these minerals which is at the key to all understanding of our knowledge of the earth.

从语气和停顿和感觉三方面来看,这句话其实没有讲完! 这句话原本是个强调句子 补充如下:

  So it's understanding the story that's being told by these minerals (that makes diamonds a treasure trove)[强调句it's ...that...应该不陌生吧], which is at the key to all understanding of our knowledge of the earth.

which is...这个从句修饰story, 也就是说the story of the diamond是才是理解地球的关键{原文:the key to all understanding of our knowledge of the earth}
前面一个that 也是修饰story, 很面一个从句换了个that 个人觉得这个没有啥讨论轮价值。
p.s.大家有没有觉得那个男子说which一句,像是另起一端的感觉,很突然,不连贯。   
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"We consider ourselves to  be geologic detectives. We’re trying to recreate the crime after the fact. We look at the diamonds and we’re trying to figure out exactly how they formed, where they formed, why they formed."

But the diamonds themselves reveal very little. Even their age has been a source of scientific controversy. Most rocks and minerals can be dated because they contain certain radioactive atoms. As these atoms decay, they reveal their age. But diamonds never decay. Their chemistry is so stable, their internal bonds so tight, nothing inside the diamond changes. A diamond never grows old.

Inside a diamond, the bonds between atoms of carbon are the strongest known. This makes diamonds not only the world's hardest substance, but four times harder than the next hardest material.

Like amber encasing an insect, diamonds sometimes capture bits of surrounding minerals. Geologists call these fragments inclusions.

"The inclusion occurs inside the diamond. Everything around the diamond has changed its complete integrity. It’s changed everything about it, its chemistry, but the little inclusion inside has remained pristine and virginal to this day. And this is the little piece of material that we are looking for."

Using high-resolution X-ray tomography, a technique similar to a CAT scan, Taylor and his team create a three-dimensional map of the volcanic rock, the diamonds and the inclusions inside. They may contain garnets, or sulfide minerals and other substances that can only be formed at hundreds of thousands of atmospheres. Analyzing these minerals reveals one of diamonds' astonishing secrets.

"It’s the best we can tell: the inclusions that are inside a diamond date the diamond at  being approximately somewhere between two and three billion years old."

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date...at being...有这种用法:
The process went ahead with a completion date estimated at being the early part of 2007 based on the fact that the C.M.A.A. already meets the requirements ...
... performance in the second quarter 2006/07 had improved slightly to 18.38%, with the recycling rate for the year to date recalculated at being 17.87%.
The original recording's date is estimated at being from the early 1990s. Nothing is known about the man in question. In 2008, after months beneath the ...
不过一般date当名词用,后面再加个estimated ,calculated之类的东西 这里date本身作verb, 就不用再加东西了。

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At  three billion years old, diamonds are among the earth's oldest creations. They are time capsules, carrying information and mystery. To Taylor, a diamond's true value is in what it can tell us about the distant past and the inner workings of the planet.

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大家自己看下面的例句。基本上是原句再现了 这里肯定是at讲的通 表示年龄的那个意思。所以反推上面也是
Recent DNA research suggests that the orchids, at more than 90000000 years old, are among the most ancient flowering plant families.
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今天我貌似很high。。。非主流分析完毕。
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32# Chloé


Hoho, Chloe最近又活跃起来啦,好久没见了呀。。。

关于那个at,俺是比较赞同滴。。。因为偶听的就是at,而且觉得应该跟后面那个at是一致的,所以我问如果改成as的话,后面是不是也要变成as。

那个长句偶现在就不发表什么意见了,有越想越复杂的趋势哈。。。不过你说得也有道理。Emm,说出来的东西毕竟不像书面用语那么规范,有时也可能边想边说就省掉一些东东了。。。。
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本帖最后由 cyclever 于 2009-5-10 22:54 编辑

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The secret of the diamond lies in the carbon bond.Carbon is one of the most plentiful substance known to science.We find carbon in plants, animals and bodies.Carbon is everywhere.And yet diamonds are some of the rarest, most beautiful above ?substance.What's the link?The link is extremely rare in environmental conditions that take ordinary canbon coal,for example,turn it into diamonds.We are talking about deep inside the earth crust. We have the pressures and temperatures sufficient to distort bonding angle of the carbon atom.

Diamond are not forged in the earth crust of most rocks are made. They come from much deeper. From hundred miles in the earth centerial.And casually, earth turns violet rocks to the surface.carried by special high speed volcanos.

To the geologist Larry Taylor at the university of Tennessee diamonds are treassure trove, but not because of their beauty.
This is the only hard samples we have of deep interior the earth.The diamonds are telling us something and telling us story. So the understanding the story that being told by the which is that key at all understanding knowledge of the earth.

We concerned about to be the geological detecters. We try to recreate the ___ after the fact we look the diamond try to figure out exactly how they formed, where they formed, why they formed.

But the diamonds themselves reveal very little.Even their age has been the source of scientific controversy.Most rocks and minerals can be dated because
they contain certain radioactive atoms. As this atoms they decay, they reveal their age.But diamonds never decay.Their chemistry is so stable. Their internal bond is so tight. Nothing inside the diamond changes.And diamond never grows old. Inside diamond the bonds betweens atoms of carbon are the strongest known. This makes diamond not only the world hardest substance but 4 times harder than the next hardest material.

Like amber encasing the insect, diamond sometimes capture bits surrounding mineral.Geologists called this fragments: inclusions.

Inclusion occurs inside the diamond. Everything around the diamond has change its complete integrity. Its change everything about it.Its chemistry, but the little inclusion inside remain prestige and virginal .To this date and this is a little piece of the material we looking for .

Using high resolution X-ray tomography. A technic similar to a cat scan. Taylor and his team create a 3 dimensional map of the volcanic rock.the diamonds and inclusions inside.
They may contain garnets or sulfur minerals and other substances that can only be formed at a hundred thousand atmospheres.Analyzing this mineral reveals one of diamonds astonishing secrets.


Especially we can tell inclusions inside the diamond date the diamond at being approximately somewhere between 2 and 3 billion year old.
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A 3 billion years old, diamonds are among the earth oldest creations. They are time capsules carring information and mystery To Taylor, a diamond’s true value is in what it can tell us distant past and in the inner workings of planet.

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32# Chloé
我也觉得你有点high
那些句子里的at您觉着和date有关系吗?那些at是搭配动词estimate/calculate的,把date换成任何其他的东西,它也是at
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35# ktdid

您以为什么叫非主流分析...
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