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Is Arabic like Greek? Diglossia and other things

In June (2013) I blogged about Arabic dialects and the post received much interest from readers either through comments or emails. But one contributor in particular (SLC, you can view his Wiki page… 3,837 more words

Arabic Language

Fight for Arabic? But which Arabic?

With the current concern for the loss or weakening of the Arabic language among some scholars, one question pops to mind….which Arabic are they talking about? 400 more words

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Arab Linguistic Imperialism and the Decline of Arabic: Does anyone speak Arabic? Part 2

This second part of the post is much more provoking and may anger some readers because of the analysis Franck makes as to why the Arabic language is in the situation it finds itself in today. 3,687 more words

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"Arabic language has not been developed since the fall of the Ottomans"! A translation

What a title?! I am sure it is making some people upset and others, skeptical and still others inquisitive. I promised at the end of Noura Al Noman’s interview in the last post that I would post a translation of an article I read last month, and so here it is.  2,176 more words

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Qatari Arabization of Twitter: Where even the smile is Arabic!

Qatar, the beautiful hot Gulf country, is small and it might be quite possible to travel the whole country in one day, but it has not allowed its size to affect its place in the modern world. 1,284 more words

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Expatriates learn to talk Emirati with course in 'Arabish': You've got to be joking!

No, it’s no joke it is true and it has happend.There. I think this is a step in the right way though of course learning the standard or Classical Arabic is always better. 977 more words

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