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  Palestinian Arabic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Palestinian Arabic is a Levantine Arabic dialect subgroup spoken by Palestinian Arabs.
Arye Levin, A Grammar of the Arabic Dialect of Jerusalem [in Hebrew].
Frank A. Rice, Eastern Arabic-English, English-Eastern Arabic: dictionary and phrasebook for the spoken Arabic of Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine/Israel and Syria.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Palestinian_Arabic   (547 words)

 Arabic Language Facts
The expressions Arabic and Classical Arabic usually refer to the pure Arabic language which is, according to Arabic speakers, both the language of present-day media across North Africa and the Middle East (from Morocco to Iraq) and the language of the Qur'an.
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 the world's Muslims do not actually speak it; they only know some fixed phrases of Arabic, as used in Islamic prayer.
Arabic is a Semitic language, fairly closely related to, for instance, the Hebrew language and the Aramaic language.
www.languagehelpers.com /languagefacts/arabic.html   (664 words)

 The Arabic Language
Arabic belongs to the Semitic family of languages, which also includes Hebrew, Syriac, Aramaic, and several languages of Ethiopia, such as the Amharic and the Tigrinya.
Arabic and Hebrew are the only Semitic languages that are still used today both in their writing and speaking forms.
Most people know that Arabic is the written and spoken language of the 220 million people of the Arab world, but few realize that the Arabic script is used by approximately one-seventh of the world's population.
www.arabicbible.com /christian/arabic_language_hist.htm   (623 words)

 The Arabic Language – Making Things Difficult
Arabic is a Semitic language, as is Hebrew and Maltese.
Arabic is spoken by almost 250 million people and is the (or one) official language of Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
The Arabic spoken in Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia – the Maghrebi dialect – is heavily influenced by French and Berber.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/3874/79880   (431 words)

 Wikinfo | Persian Gulf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
The Persian Gulf (Arabic الخليج الفارسي, Farsi خليج فارس, sometimes Arabian Gulf, sometimes shortened to just the Gulf to avoid debate) is an extension of the Arabian Sea in between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran.
Countries with a coastline on the Persian Gulf are (clockwise, from the southeast): United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar on a peninsula off the Saudi coast, Bahrain on an island, Kuwait and Iraq in the northwest, and Iran in the north.
In 1991 the Persian Gulf again was the background for a "Gulf War" as Iraq invaded Kuwait and was subsequently pushed back during what is now predominantly known as the (Persian) Gulf War, despite the fact that this conflict did not focus primarily on the Persian Gulf.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Persian_Gulf   (460 words)

 Gulf Arabic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
See IPA chart for English for an English-​based pronunciation key.
Gulf Arabic is a variety of the Arabic language spoken around both shores of the Persian Gulf, mainly in Kuwait, eastern Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and parts of Oman.
Some notable characteristics that set it apart from other Bedouin dialects is the small number of Persian loanwords, and a pronunciation of k as ch ("kalb" dog, read as "chalb"); and the pronunciation q as g ("qamar" moon, read as "gumar").
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gulf_Arabic   (146 words)

 Egyptian Arabic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Arabic is originally the language of the nomadic tribes of the northern and central regions of the Arabian Peninsula.
Arabic of the pre-Classical period is found in inscriptions of central and northwestern Arabia, with Classical Arabic itself appearing in inscriptions dating from at least the fourth century.
Arabic has very few irregular verbs and does not use "is" or "are" at all in the present tense: "The king good" means "the king is good".
www.touregypt.net /featurestories/arabic.htm   (1797 words)

 Gulf Arabic .com - Learn Arabic Language Online - Gulf Dialect - Dubai, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, ...
Gulf Arabic is hereby defined as the dialect of Arabic native to the Arab nationals of the Gulf countries, such as UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Southern Iraq (around Basra) and to a lesser extent Oman.
Literary Arabic, also called Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) which is used in the press, on TV, radio, etc. and in governmental official proceedings, is not spoken colloquially by Gulf Arabs.
Setting out to study Arabic may evoke memories of past attempts at learning a foreign language, be it in high school or college, with all the ensuing tedious memorization of words, and phrases, and grammar rules.
www.gulfarabic.com   (912 words)

 "A Funky Language for Teenzz to Use:" Representing Gulf Arabic in Instant Messaging
The UAE vernacular Arabic spoken in Dubai is part of the larger group of dialects known as Gulf Arabic.
An Arabic speaker then read through the conversations to locate instances where sounds or words were represented in unexpected ways; in a few instances particular segments of the corpus were shown anonymously to UAE vernacular speakers to check their pronunciation.
The variety of Arabic used in the corpus is basically the UAE vernacular, and this affects the kinds of written symbols which are used in the conversations.
jcmc.indiana.edu /vol9/issue1/palfreyman.html   (9532 words)

 Language Schools Program - Gulf Dialect and Modern Standard Arabic
You learn the spoken Gulf dialect Arabic from Local native Gulf Arabic speakers who teach the everyday vocabulary and common expressions that they themselves would use, within a framework that teaches you to express yourself as Arabs would express themselves.
Gulf Arabic Programme's Mission Statement: Our goal is to teach and empower the student to learn the spoken Gulf dialect of Arabic using a variety of methods and materials fitting a variety of learning styles.
Local native Arabic speakers teach the everyday vocabulary and common expressions that they themselves would use, within a framework that teaches you to express yourself as Arabs would express themselves.
www.languageschoolsguide.com /listingsp3.cfm?Listing=12574   (533 words)

 Learn Arabic - Arabic Reference Materials
This leading Arabic dictionary lists English words and phrases with their Arabic equivalents, distinguishing between different shades of meaning in English expressions, and illustrating the regional variations of the Arabic language in different parts of the world.
For the spoken Arabic of Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Israel, and Syria.
A brief description of Arabic grammar and a pronunciation guide is followed by 2,200 entries of useful and up-to-date phrases and basic key vocabulary with an intentionally easy-to-use pronunciation system in English spelling.
www.multilingualbooks.com /arabicref.html   (1684 words)

 Carrier Operations around the Arabic Peninsula
The aircraft carrier operations around the Arabic Peninsula will be one of the most prominent aspects of the initial phase of the oncoming war against Iraq, this foremost because several local states which otherwise have large US bases, will probably not permit the USA to use these, nor their airspace.
The Arabic Peninsula is surrounded by the Red Sea in the West, the Arabic Sea in the south, Gulf of Oman in the south-east, and the Persian Gulf in the East.
On the other side, in order to enter the Persian Gulf, the USN carriers have to pass the Hormuz Straits, which is well covered by all sorts of anti-ship weaponry in Iranian arsenal: certainly never a very pleasant idea for most of the USN admirals, regardless how imminent the Iranian threat is or not.
www.acig.org /artman/publish/article_110.shtml   (2813 words)

 Amazon.ca: Colloquial Arabic of the Gulf and Saudi Arabia: The Complete Course for Beginners: Books: Routledge Chapman ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Arabic is a extremely difficult language to learn, let alone the written version of it, this book really does let one grasp spoken gulf arabic, which is the closest to classical and the written that there is.
An important note though is that arabic tends to vary depending on which region of the ME/NA you are in so learning Gulf version can be useful but will ultimatly hinder u in some ways if you say, go to Lebanon or Algeria and try to use this dialect.
Arabic is an extremely difficult language to study, not because the grammatical structures are particularly difficult, but because of the particular circumstances of the language.
www.amazon.ca /Colloquial-Arabic-Gulf-Saudi-Arabia/dp/0415045541   (1680 words)

 GULF - Quixmart.co.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
This text profiles the diverse society in the Gulf and the historical pattern of Gulf security, before focusing on security concerns between Iran and the Arab states.
The Gulf sofa is made from natural pulut, a reed which grows around river beds.
A step-by-step course in written and spoken Arabic of the Gulf and Saudi Arabia..
www.quixmart.co.uk /-gulf.html   (278 words)

 Teach Yourself Gulf Arabic Complete Course
It is not a manual of standard, or literary, Arabic, which is not a spoken language - for that use Teach Yourself Arabic.
The last four units refer to specific situations in which you might find yourself if you are visiting or living in the region, and build on the words and grammar you have already learned.
The final section of each unit contains the Arabic script which gradually takes you through the Arabic alphabet so that by the end you will be able to recognise simple road signs and so on.
www.teachyourself.co.uk /lgulfAra.htm   (273 words)

 Teach Yourself Gulf Arabic Complete Course, CD package   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Modern Standard Arabic, or MSA, is the language of the Quran and is used for reading and writing and very occasionaly by university educated speakers.
Gulf Arabic, Egyptian Arabic, Levantine Arabic, Morrocan Arabic, etc. This is the SPOKEN language of the various regions, and it has very little (if anything!) to do with the written form of the language.
Arabic is, of course, not written in latin script, but in Arabic script.
www.babynamenetwork.com /shop/amazon_product.cfm?asin=0071434534   (557 words)

 Gulf Times – Qatar’s top-selling English daily newspaper - Qatar
The little girl has returned as a young lady fluent in Arabic and eager to learn more about the language she describes as the most beautiful she has heard so far.
Since speaking Arabic is no problem at all for her, Vanpee gather lots of information and insights into Qatari culture from such house visits.
The young lady sees the Gulf as the region to focus her future research and career, which is to have Arabic, the language which she wants to study, teach and write on, at the core.
www.gulf-times.com /site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=57188&version=1&template_id=36&parent_id=16   (1065 words)

Advanced Arabic I (3) I II Continuation of 402 with emphasis on oral and written comprehension and expression.
Conversational Levantine Arabic (3) I Extensive oral drill with emphasis on the acquisition of facility in normal conversation and comprehension.
Conversational Gulf Arabic (3) I Extensive oral drill with emphasis on the acquisition of facility in normal conversation and comprehension.
catalog.arizona.edu /courses/984/ARBx.html   (853 words)

 Arabic language learning materials
Colloquial Arabic of the Gulf and Saudi Arabia
- a course in the colloquial spoken Arabic of the Persian Gulf region and Saudi Arabia.
- an introduction to the colloquial Arabic of educated residents of Baghdad.
www.omniglot.com /books/language/arabic.htm   (629 words)

 Spoken or colloquial Arabic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
"Colloquial Arabic" is a collective term for the spoken languages or dialects of people throughout the Arab world which differ radically from the literary language.
Speakers of some of these dialects are unable to understand speakers of other Arabic dialects.
This table shows Arabic dialects and where they are spoken.
www.appliedlanguage.com /languages/arabic/spoken_arabic.shtml   (324 words)

 Resources, learn arabic
Phrases are given in Egyptian Arabic using the English alphabet.
This course focuses on the dialects of the Persian Gulf.
Arabic Sounds and Pictures : - This software is for beginners who wants to Learn Arabic Fast and Easy -recommended for Children and beginners.
www.arabicsp.com /webpages/resources.html   (440 words)

 NTC - Gulf Arabic-English Dictionary 650 pages., ÚÑÈí, قواميس, Printed Matter
Hamdi A. Qafisheh, Ph.D. NTC's Gulf Arabic-English Dictionary is the authoritative dictionary of the spoken Arabic of Bahrain, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.
NCT's Gulf Arabic-English Dictionary is an ideal reference for anyone interested in the spoken Arabic of the Persian Gulf.
This book is the first comparative study of the syntax of Arabic dialects, based on natural language data recorded in Morocco, Egypt, Syria, and Kuwait.
www.worldlanguage.com /Arabic/Products/30827.htm   (255 words)

 Gulf, infos about Gulf : arabic world
Rakiya from day one you were friend to Khalifa hoping like Chaima that the Gulf will save you because of your friendship to him.
The gulf didnot vote for you,they didnot like you because you are hipocrit.
gulf tunisian ppls are dangers they not vote for Khalifa.aNd they seE we are with your son gulf and khalifa o fadi said to chiamaa monafika
www.arabiano.com /Gulf.html   (468 words)

 Arabic - language.com.au - Arabic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Of the three major dialects in Saudi Arabic — Hijazi, Najidi, and Shargi — Hijazi is used throughout the country for government and commercial purposes, and has become the most widely understood dialect in the Arabian Peninsula.
This practical course in everyday Arabic as it is used in the area extending from Basra in Southern Iraq, through Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, The UAE to Oman.
Requiring no previous knowledge of Arabic, the course is ideal for anyone seeking to develop a sound command of contemporary Gulf Arabic whether studying independently or with a teacher.
www.language.com.au /arabic.html   (746 words)

 More Course Details   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Teaching of the spoken Gulf Arabic dialect is based around two 'patterns' books.
Part Two continues the communicative, proficiency-oriented programme that teaches Arabic through the development of the various language skills: reading, listening, speaking, writing and culture.
Although the book focuses primarily on modern Arabic, classical Arabic texts have been incorporated into some of the lessons to introduce students to the continuity of the language throughout its history.
www.gapschool.net /More_Course_Details/more_course_details.htm   (1359 words)

 Gulf in the Media   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
When the US and its allies encouraged the Shah in the 1970s to start Iran's nuclear energy programme, they helped create the Frankenstein that has become so controversial today.
Europe’s Role in the Gulf: A Transatlantic Perspective
All rights reserved The Gulf Research Center logo is a registered trademark of Gulf Research Center.
www.gulfinthemedia.com /index.php?m=opinions&id=181852   (1439 words)

 Geography of Arabic
Before the expansion of Islam, the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa, where Arabic is now the dominant language, spoke a variety of languages, some of which were not even related linguistically to Arabic.
The dialectal differences of Arabic have to do with the fact that its expansion was surprisingly fast, so that people speaking different languages adopted Arabic quickly, preserving some sounds and forms of their original languages.
For instance, Moroccan Arabic is almost incomprehensible to speakers of the Eastern Arabic dialects.
www.geog.okstate.edu /1113web/geograph.htm   (281 words)

 Amazon.com: NTC's Gulf Arabic-English Dictionary: Books: Hamdi A. Qafisheh,Tim Buckwalter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
A Dictionary of Iraqi Arabic: English, Arabic/Arabic, English (Georgetown Classics in Arabic Language and Linguistics) by Beverly E. Clarity
Focuses on the widespread form of colloquial Arabic spoken in the Persian Gulf.
Odd dictionary, which uses arabic letters for each of the gulf arabic roots, which is a problem for learners non-readers of Arabic.
www.amazon.com /NTCs-Arabic-English-Dictionary-Hamdi-Qafisheh/dp/0844202991   (722 words)

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