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Unit 9 Dialogue and thoughts


A: Pasa adelante. Estas en tu casa

B: Gracias. Estas Cosinando?

A: Si! Sopa con pollo y legumbres. Ha arreglado el quarto tuyo?

B: No, he arreglado el apartamento mio. 59 more words

Thoughts And Life

Modern Written Arabic


The Language

Within the Arabic speaking world there is considerable dialect diversity. In addition to the colloquial dialects, there is a superposed literary language which can be roughly divided into three historical periods: (1) Classical Arabic, approximately spanning the sixth through eighth centuries, characterized by the dominant influence of Arabs themselves (politically and culturally, including the literary output), and most notably including pre-Islamic poetry, the Koran, and the early Islamic literature; (2) Medieval Arabic, continuing up through much of the Nineteenth Century, characterized by a codified grammar and the predominant influence of non-Arab writers, and culminating in a long period of declining social and political importance; and (3) Modern Written Arabic, reflecting a renaissance in Arab self-consciousness and certain very notable trends toward breaking with the traditional forms and ideals. 82 more words


FINRA Dispute Resolution Task Force Final Status Report & Recommendations

In June 2014, FINRA formed a Dispute Resolution Task Force to consider possible enhancements to its arbitration and mediation forum. A year earlier, FSI had also formed our own Arbitration Task Force to develop recommendations for FINRA on how to improve their dispute resolution program. 1,134 more words

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Levantine Arabic Pronunciation


This Introduction to Levatine Arabic Pronunciation is designed, first, to teach the student to recognize the major points of phonological interference between Levantine Arabic and American English, as well as the significant phonological contrasts within this dialect of Arabic itself, and secondly, to provide the student with a model for mimicry. 91 more words


From Spanish to Portuguese


We who supervise Portuguese instruction at the Foreign Service Institute have observed that the majority of students who already speak Spanish make better progress in Portuguese than those who do not.  241 more words

Comparative Studies

Levantine and Egyptian Arabic


The purpose of this booklet is to describe the major differences between the Levantine (Palestinian and Lebanese) and Egyptian (Cairene) dialects of Arabic. It is assumed that the reader of this book has a good mastery of one of the dialects. 52 more words


Comment Letter on New York Cybersecurity Proposal

Late last month, we submitted a comment letter in support of a proposed rule from the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) that would establish minimum cybersecurity requirements for regulated entities in the state. 121 more words

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