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That's Weird: Form IV > Form I?

Some basic verbs that are Form IV in Standard Arabic are Form I in Gulf Arabic. Perhaps the most common examples are these two:

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That's Weird: ق sounds like ج?

In Gulf Arabic (and many other dialects) ق qaaf almost always sounds like an English (as in go). This has plenty of exceptions, since Gulf Arabic will pronounce the… 223 more words

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That's Weird: Plural Nisba Adjectives

Although nisba adjectives (those ending in -i or -ia) are regularly formed from singular forms, a few are formed from plural nouns in popular usage. 144 more words

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