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<< naradeha | naratomokaku >>

ならいざ知らず [ならいざしらず] (naraizashirazu)
    Meaning: I'm not sure if it is [possible/so] but...
    Example: It's possible that an expert could do this but there I no way I can do it.
    JLPT Level: 1
    Category: grammar
    Author: blabby

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名詞句 + ならいざ知らず, B 
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ex #5780   辞書があるならいざ知らず、何もなくてはこの文章はとても読めるものではない。 
Maybe it's possible if I had a dictionary but with nothing, it is by no means easy to read.  
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ex #5781   専門家ならいざ知らず、素人ではこの化学品を作ることができない。 
Maybe it's possible for an expert, but a beginner can't make this chemical.  
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ex #6971   他の人ならいざしらず、私はそんなことができない。 
Maybe it's possible for someone, but I can't do that  
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(amenya)

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blabbyYou can also say ならともかく which has the same meaning. 
ex#5780 ものではない means : " shouldn't". So,I feel that it may be わけがない (impossible, by no means) or ことができない 
blabby>誠
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Yes you are correct that わけがない and ことができない are good translations for "by no means"/"impossible".

However, this example uses "読める" which is like saying "できるものではない" rather than just "ものではない". Therefore I stand by my translation.
 
otenbaYou can also put 「は」 or 「だったら」 before 「いざしらず」, not only 「なら」. 

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