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  Art of Arabic Calligraphy
Arabic belongs to the group of Semitic alphabetical scripts in which mainly the consonants are represented in writing, while the markings of vowels (using diacritics) is optional.
In Iran Arabic letters were used to write Farsi, with the addition of four letters to represent the phonetics that did not exist in Arabic: p, ch, zh, and g.
Although early Arabic sources mention several calligraphic styles in reference to the cities in which they were used, they generally fit into two broad categories with some minor variations, these are the "dry styles," the early predecessors of Kufic, and the "moist styles," the early predecessors of the cursive family or scripts.
www.sakkal.com /ArtArabicCalligraphy.html   (1979 words)

  
 American Association of Teachers of Arabic Homepage | AATA
Arabic is the language of a rich culture and civilization dating back many centuries; it was the language of Muhammad, the Messenger of God and Prophet of Islam, and the Qur'an.
Arabic is spoken by over 160 million people, in an area extending from the Arabian Gulf in the east to the Atlantic Ocean in the west.
Spoken Arabic differs from country to country and even from town to town, although it is possible to group the dialects into a few major areas within each of which there is virtually total mutual comprehension.
www.wm.edu /aata/arabic.php   (2051 words)

  
 Marcos Business Services - Arabic
Arabic language is the language of written communication and of most formal, oral communication for speakers of Arabic dialects from Morocco to Iraq.
The Arabic of medieval writing is termed “Classical Arabic.” Modern standard Arabic is a descendant of Classical Arabic; frequently, however, the stylistic influence of French and English is evident.
Arabic belongs to the Semitic branch of AFROASIATIC LANGUAGES and is the national language of about 250 million inhabitants of North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq.
www.marcosbusiness.com /arabic.html   (1122 words)

  
 Arabic
Arabic is the official or co-official language of Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian West Bank and Gaza, Qatar, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Mauritania, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
In addition to the Arab countries, in which Arabic speakers are concentrated, large numbers of Arabic speakers live in Iran and France (about 600,000 speakers each), and a substantial number of speakers live in Israel and parts of Africa (Ethnologue).
Arabic is a Category III language in terms of difficulty for speakers of English.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/august/Arabic.html   (2010 words)

  
 USC Language Center Arabic
Arabic is the mother tongue in the homes and businesses of 22 countries from Morrocco to Iraq, and as far south as Somalia and the Sudan.
Arabic is also spoken by about one billion Muslims throughout the world because it is the language of the Quran, the holy book of Islam.
Arabic at USC is offered in three semesters with Arabic I and III taught in the Fall and Arabic II in the Spring.
www.usc.edu /dept/LAS/LANG_CTR/arabic.html   (201 words)

  
 Arabic language - Among Muslims, Arabic is considered sacred since it is the language through which the Koran is ...
Arabic language - Among Muslims, Arabic is considered sacred since it is the language through which the Koran is believed to have been revealed.
Among Muslims, Arabic is considered sacred since it is the language through which the Koran is believed to have been revealed.
The Arabic of medieval writing is termed Classical Arabic.Modern standard Arabic is a descendant of Classical Arabic; frequently, however, the stylistic influence of French and English is evident.
www.arab.de /arabinfo/larabic.htm   (539 words)

  
 Arabic alphabet, pronunciation and language
Arabic has also been written with the Hebrew, Syriac and Latin scripts.
Some additional letters are used in Arabic when writing placenames or foreign words containing sounds which do not occur in Standard Arabic, such as /p/ or /g/.
Arabic, Dari, Hausa, Kabyle, Kashmiri, Kazak, Kurdish, Kyrghyz, Malay, Morisco, Pashto, Persian/Farsi, Punjabi, Sindhi, Siraiki, Tatar, Turkish, Uyghur, Urdu
www.omniglot.com /writing/arabic.htm   (835 words)

  
 Arabic Language
All Arabic word formation is based on an abstraction, namely, the root, usually consisting of three consonants.
Arabic has a very regular system of conjugating verbs and altering their stems to indicate variations on the basic meaning.
Modern standard Arabic is a descendant of Classical Arabic; frequently, however, the stylistic influence of French and English is evident.
www.shazly.8m.com /arabic_language.html   (1117 words)

  
 Arabic language at AllExperts
Arabic has been a literary language since at least the 6th century and is the liturgical language of Islam.
Arabic is a major source of vocabulary for languages as diverse as Berber, Kurdish, Farsi, Swahili, Urdu, Hindi, Turkish, Malay, and Indonesian, as well as other languages in countries where these languages are spoken.
The Qur'an is expressed in Arabic and traditionally Muslims deem it impossible to translate in a way that would adequately reflect its exact meaning—indeed, until recently, some schools of thought maintained that it should not be translated at all.
en.allexperts.com /e/a/ar/arabic_language.htm   (2783 words)

  
 Arabic Translation - Translate Arabic Language Translator
While Arabic is strongly associated with Islam (and is the language of salat), it is also spoken by Arab Christians, Oriental Jews, and indeed Iraqi Mandaeans; and, of course, the vast majority of Muslims do not speak it.
Arabic is a Semitic language, fairly closely related to, for instance, the Hebrew language and the Aramaic language.
Arabic calligraphy has not fallen out of use as in the Western world, and is still considered by Arabs as a major art form; calligraphers are held in great esteem.
www.translation-services-usa.com /languages/arabic.shtml   (1415 words)

  
 Arabic translation you can trust
Arabic ranks sixth in the world's league table of languages, with an estimated 186 million native speakers.
Classical Arabic is the official language of all Arab countries and is the only form of Arabic taught in schools.
Modern Standard Arabic is the language used by the media across North Africa and the Middle East.
www.appliedlanguage.com /languages/arabic_translation.shtml   (732 words)

  
 Babel : arabic
Just note that Arabic is a language of many variations and dialects.
If you're absolutely fresh to Arabic, you should start on the very beginning, where you will learn basic sentences without having to deal with Arabic writing.
If you just want to refresh your knowledge, jump to Lesson 10, in which all sentences are presented in both Arabic writing and transcription.
www.i-cias.com /babel/arabic/index.htm   (235 words)

  
 OHCHR: Arabic (Alarabia) - Universal Declaration of Human Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Arabic is one of the world's major languages, spoken in a broad belt extending from the Arabian Peninsula on to the Atlantic Ocean.
The diverse colloquial dialects of Arabic are interrelated but vary considerably among speakers from different parts of the Middle East and among urban, rural, and nomadic speakers.
The Arabic alphabet is believed to have evolved from that of an ancient people known as the Nabateans, but how, when, and where exactly it originated is still a matter of controversy.
www.unhchr.ch /udhr/lang/arz.htm   (385 words)

  
 Monotype: Non Latin Font
Derived from Nabatean, an ancient Semitic script, Arabic script is an alphabet of 28 basic letters of which 25 are consonants, while three letters double as semi-vowels and long vowels.
Written from right to left, Arabic is a cursive script in which most letters connect with their neighbors.
Although Arabic text flows in general from right to left, numbers, which are referred to as 'Indian numbers', are written from left to right.
www.monotypefonts.com /Library/Non-Latin-Library.asp?show=info&lan=arabic   (474 words)

  
 Behind the Name: Arabic Names
Means "servant of the praised" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) "servant of the" combined with حميد (hamid) "praised"...
Means "servant of the king" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) "servant of the" combined with ملك (malik) "king"...
This is an Arabic epithet of the Virgin Mary.
www.behindthename.com /nmc/ara.php   (331 words)

  
 Arabic numerals
The difficulty which arises is that al-Baghdadi refers to the Arabic original which, contrary to what was originally thought, seems not to be a work on Indian numerals but rather a work on finger counting methods.
In fact in the western part of the Arabic world the Indian numerals came to be known as Guba (or Gubar or Ghubar) numerals from the Arabic word meaning "dust".
Although Arabic is written from right to left, we shall give an example writing in the left to right style that we use in writing English.
www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk /history/HistTopics/Arabic_numerals.html   (2191 words)

  
 Arabic numerals
It is often claimed that the first Arabic text written to explain the Indian number system was written by al-Khwarizmi.
The difficulty which arises is that al-Baghdadi refers to the Arabic original which, contrary to what was originally thought, seems not to be a work on Indian numerals but rather a work on finger counting methods.
Although Arabic is written from right to left, we shall give an example writing in the left to right style that we use in writing English.
www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk /history/HistTopics/Arabic_numerals.html   (2212 words)

  
 Arabic
Among Muslims, Arabic is considered sacred since it is the language through which the Qur'an (Koran) is believed to have been revealed.
Classified as South Central Semitic, Arabic is related to Hebrew, spoken in Israel, and Amharic, spoken in Ethiopia, as well as to the ancient Semitic languages.
Today, Arabic is a unifying bond among Arabs, and it is the liturgical language of Muslims in Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Indonesia, parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
www.flw.com /languages/arabic.htm   (154 words)

  
 Arabic mathematics
Although the Arabic mathematicians are most famed for their work on algebra, number theory and number systems, they also made considerable contributions to geometry, trigonometry and mathematical astronomy.
Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (born 1201), like many other Arabic mathematicians, based his theoretical astronomy on Ptolemy's work but al-Tusi made the most significant development of Ptolemy's model of the planetary system up to the development of the heliocentric model in the time of Copernicus.
The importance of the Arabic mathematicians in the development of the astrolabe is described in [Encyclopaedia Britannica.
www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk /history/HistTopics/Arabic_mathematics.html   (2775 words)

  
 Arabic calligraphy
Although the Arabic alphabet as we know it today appears highly distinctive, it is actually related to the Latin, Greek, Phoenician, Aramaic, Nabatian alphabets.
A wealth of information about Arabic calligraphy can be found at www.islamicart.com, a website produced by the Islamic and Arabic Arts and Architecture Organisation.
This takes a historical view of the development of Arabic writing and calligraphy, from the earliest alphabets to the evolution of kufic and cursive styles.
www.al-bab.com /arab/visual/calligraphy.htm   (517 words)

  
 Learn Arabic(the Arabic tutorial)
For thousands of years minor changes were made to the Arabic language and it was appropriate for every era through out the countless civilizations that used it as their native language.
The main reason for that is that Arabic is the language of the Holy Qur'an, and that kept it the main language through the 1400+ years of the Islamic civilization.
The type of fonts used for the Arabic script in this tutorial is called (Nasekh), which is the most common font in Arabic and the clearest (it is used in printing books, newspapers and documents).
www.arabion.net /learnarabic.htm   (576 words)

  
 Arabic
Since its establishment in 1982, the Arabic School at Middlebury has evolved to become the primary destination on the North American continent for students who wish to learn and live the Arabic language and culture in a relatively short period of time.
Arabic newspapers, magazines, television and websites will keep you up to date on current events around the world.
At the Arabic School, we will do our best to help you reach the goals that you have set for yourself, in an intense, yet friendly and enjoyable environment.
www.middlebury.edu /academics/ls/arabic   (700 words)

  
 Arabic Language Software,Arabic Encyclopedia Software,Encyclopedia software
We also supply multilingual word processing software, foreign language keyboards, Arabic language fonts, machine translation software, spell checkers, Arabic language handheld devices/PDAs, language learning software, foreign OEM software.
Also, there are four different English Translations for the meaning of the Holy Quran, and a transliteration of the Arabic pronounciation of the Holy Quran verses.
Arabic Chinese Dutch English French German Hebrew Italian
www.arabic-software.com /arabic-encyclopedia-2003.html   (264 words)

  
 Ancient Scripts: Arabic
Due to the influence of Islam, the Arabic alphabet is one of the most widespread writing systems in the world, found in large parts of Africa and Western and Central Asia, as well as in ethnic communities in East Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
While originally used to write the Arabic language, the Arabic alphabet has been adopted by other groups to write their own languages, such as Persian, Pashto, Urdu, and more.
Although Arabic inscriptions are most common after the birth of Islam (7th century CE), the origin of the Arabic alphabet lies deeper in time.
www.ancientscripts.com /arabic.html   (588 words)

  
 Allaahuakbar......An Invitation to Discover True Islaam ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
study Arabic and ISLAAM in syria study Arabic language and Shari'a in the heart of Damascus, the capital city of Syria where once taught the great 'Shaykhul Islaam' Ibn Taimiyyah and many of his contemporaries.
study Arabic IN MOROCCO The Arabic Language Institute in Fez (ALIF) offers three and six-week courses in all levels of Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Moroccan Arabic throughout the year, and has established itself as the pre-eminent institution in the Maghreb for the teaching of Arabic as a foreign language.
study Arabic IN CAIRO The Fajr Center for the Arabic Language was created in Cairo in 1995 with the sole purpose of teaching the classical Arabic Language — also known as Fus-ha or Modern Standard Arabic — to non-Arabs.
www.allaahuakbar.net /quran/study_arabic.htm   (480 words)

  
 Arabic electronic dictionary and language translators. Arabic - other languages dictionaries.
With a unique combination of accurate speech recognition modules that understand what you say, amazingly clear and intelligable voice output as narrated by native speakers and some of the most accurate and intelligent databases around it is a real communication powerhouse unlike anything that has ever existed before.
Arabic Talking Dictionary EA B-3 is waiting to be discovered by you.
Arabic TL-2Ab is the most revolutionary English and Russian translation handheld in the world.
arabic.dictionaries.ectaco.com   (4273 words)

  
 Learn Arabic, Arabic Windows, Arabic Office, Arabic Software, Arabic Dictionary, Arabic Translation, Arabic Keyboards, ...
Arabic is one of the world's major languages, spoken in a broad belt extending from the Arabian Peninsula across the Fertile Crescent and on to the Atlantic Ocean.
Spoken Arabic naturally varies from country to country, but classical Arabic, the language of the Koran, has remained largely unchanged since the 7th century.
Arabic has contributed many words to the English language, many of them beginning with the Arabic definite article al-.
www.worldlanguage.com /Languages/Arabic.htm   (716 words)

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