Grammar detail: やしない negative

やしない negative
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verb stem
will not ~
The やしない negative form is basically the same as the standard negative form. However, where the standard negative expresses an objective statement of fact, the やしない form indicates more of the subjective perspective of the speaker.
For example:
  • Where できない means 'you cannot do', できやしない might be translated as '(in my opinion) you won't be able to do'.
  • In Japanese, 見えやしない is roughly the equivalent of 見ることができないだろう.

In any case, you wouldn't be able to see a thing.
Source: ねじまき鳥クロにカル(村上春樹)
Note that はしない may be used instead of やしない. They are more or less equivalent; やしない is slightly more emphatic, or indicative of a negative outcome.
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Kanji used in this grammar

ケン   み to see   みえる to be seen; to appear   みせる to show   
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カ   なに    なん what?   
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