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 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)

 Arabic alphabet, pronunciation and language
The Aramaic language has fewer consonants than Arabic, so during the 7th century new Arabic letters were created by adding dots to existing letters in order to avoid ambiguities.
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/.
www.omniglot.com /writing/arabic.htm   (835 words)

 Books and cassettes for Learning Arabic: dictionaries, translating, portals, radio, tv
Colloquial Eastern (Levantine) Arabic is spoken in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine.
Colloquial Egyptian Arabic is used in some literature, on Egyptian TV (available by satellite in many countries) by a movie industry based in Egypt and in some movies seen throughout much of the Arab world.
This is the Arabic spoken in Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan.
www.touniteamerica.com /languages/arabic.shtml   (1527 words)

 Arabic language at AllExperts
Literary Arabic (translit: al-lughatu'l-‘arabīyyatu'l-fuā "the most eloquent Arabic language"), refers both to the language of present-day media across North Africa and the Middle East and to the language of the Qur'an.
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.
While Arabic is strongly associated with Islam (and is the language of salah, prayer), it is also spoken by Arab Christians, Oriental Mizrahi Jews, and smaller sects such as Iraqi Mandaeans.
en.allexperts.com /e/a/ar/arabic_language.htm   (2759 words)

This course is equivalent to Arabic 211, 212, and 213, 214 for undergraduates and equivalent to 215, 216 for MAAS students.
This course is designed to enable the student to reach higher levels in the various language skills and to allow students to move to a stage where they use Arabic in wider arrays of cultural, professional and social contexts.
It is geared primarily toward comprehension of spoken Iraqi Arabic, as a basis for building interactive skills.
summerschool.georgetown.edu /courses/arabicandpersian.html   (2186 words)

Iraqis speak a dialect of Arabic, a Semitic language (along with Hebrew) that is spoken by about 200 million people in a wide geographical area from Morocco in the west to the Persian (Arabian) Gulf in the east.
The Arabic language originated in the Arabian Peninsula (now Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states) and was spread throughout the area as a result of conquests by Islamic armies, which began in the seventh century and ultimately resulted in the formation of the Islamic Empire.
Manuscripts in Arabic and other languages that use the alphabet are on display in museums around the world and are comparable to the illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages in beauty and detail.
www.cal.org /co/iraqi/iarabic.html   (1415 words)

 Spoken or Colloquial Arabic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
"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   (297 words)

 Virtual Foreign Language Classroom: Arabic Language & Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
There are many countries and territories where Arabic is spoken by some of the inhabitants or is a commonly used or official language.
This page provides a brief introduction and overview of the Arabic language, including origin, history, why study Arabic, colloquial and standard Arabic, the Arabic alphabet, and greetings.
This page highlights Arabic’s influence on European languages (English included) and gives some words in English that are thought to be of Arabic origin.
www.nv.cc.va.us /vflc/arabic.htm   (2074 words)

 Iraqi Arabic, UCLA International Institute
Classical Arabic is the language of the Qur’an, of Muslim prayer, and of Christian worship in some of the Eastern churches.
Iraqi Arabic is almost unique among Arabic dialects in having the sound “p” as in Peter and the sound “ch” as in chair (also used in Gulf Arabic).
There are three major Iraqi dialects, that of Baghdad and the surrounding area, that of Basra and that of Mosul, with Baghdadi being the most widely spoken and understood.
www.isop.ucla.edu /article.asp?parentid=14956   (529 words)

 Learn Arabic - Arabic Books, Tapes, Courses, and Software
The FSI Saudi Arabic Basic Course teaches the Urban Hijazi Dialect of Arabic, the most widely spoken and understood dialect on the Arabian Peninsula and the language of government and commerce.
FSI Modern Written Arabic gives a thorough grounding in MWA, focusing on newspapers, editorials, essays, books, and periodicals, and is designed to give the user access to the realms of journalism, government, and literature.
This is a grammar-based course that teaches spoken Egyptian Arabic though structured lessons, with each lesson including a series of spoken drills that reinforce the grammar, and a short spoken conversational dialogue that illustrates the grammar in action.
www.multilingualbooks.com /arabic.html   (3724 words)

 Inter Press Service - Iraq - Links
Iraqi Presidency - official site that has a biography of Saddam Hussein, and the text of selected speeches.
Iraqi National Congress - coalition of political organizations that oppose the rule of Saddam Hussein.
Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait: An Eyewitness Account - the author was involved in the events leading up, during, and after the invasion by Iraqi forces.
www.ipsnews.net /iraq/links.shtml   (1409 words)

 Information Sciences Institute - Arabic-Teaching Videogame Ships Out to Iraq-Bound Soldiers
Most important, the characters are recognizably Iraqi, speaking Iraqi Arabic and using gestures and other non-verbal cues characteristic of the nation.
Using a headphone and microphone system, Tactical Iraqi trainees communicate with these characters in Arabic, using appropriate body gestures, to perform typical war-theater tasks: entering a town and locating a head man, check documents at a road crossing, and other civil administration tasks.
The red down-arrow over the AI-animated Iraqi character on the right indicates that he is expecting the student to say something.
www.isi.edu /news/news.php?story=101   (990 words)

 Iraq Blog Count: Still want to learn Arabic ? .....#1
These dialects of Arabic are the mother tongues of all native speakers of Arabic.
The only time i ever had to take arabic was in school and uuf those 10 yrs were torture and no one would let me drop it cos' my grades were ok in it.
And the entire time the only time i ever spoke arabic during those classes was when i wanted my grades re-checked or if i was forced to, by the end i became an expert in the use of the least words possible to express anything.
iraqblogcount.blogspot.com /2004/10/still-want-to-learn-arabic-1.html   (1228 words)

 Arabic - language.com.au - Arabic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
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)

 Learn Iraqi - Iraqi Survival Course
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.
The Iraqi Arabic Dialect Orientation Course was designed to meet the immediate needs of Operation Desert Shield and to supplement already existing Arabic materials, and presumes a rudimentary understanding of Arabic.
It was not the intent to present an exhaustive or complete Arabic grammar or vocabulary list, instead, the course must be viewed as an effort to teach students to begin to read Arabic.
www.multilingualbooks.com /tlstore/iraqibundle.html   (872 words)

 Online buy - Modern Iraqi Arabic: A Textbook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
MODERN IRAQI ARABIC is an introductory textbook for those with no previous knowledge of Arabic or those who know Arabic but want to learn the Iraqi dialect.
A detailed discussion of the consonants, vowels, and other characteristics of Iraqi phonetics--including pronunciation exercises on the CDs--serve the needs of travelers, businesspeople, diplomats, archaeologists, military personnel, and scholars who want to learn to speak the language quickly and efficiently.
MODERN IRAQI ARABIC is the summation of his thirty years of experience in teaching Arabic at Yale University; the University of California, Los Angeles; and Arabico.
astore.amazon.com /chuvashiaportal/detail/087840788X   (222 words)

 Amazon.com: A Dictionary of Iraqi Arabic: English, Arabic/Arabic, English (Georgetown Classics in Arabic Language and ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Dialect dictionaries are, like this one, normally written in romanized form, as the Arabic script is of little use for pronunciation, especially where vowel qualities and stress are concerned.
As you can see, some words are the same and could easily be written in Arabic script (/kitaab/), some have letters peculiar to Iraqi (<ch> and <g>), some words are different from written Arabic words (/wiiya/) and some words simply don't have written Arabic forms (/aakuu/).
When using this dictionary to assist me in translating some Iraqi Arabic to English I found it harder to use because it is romanized, than if they had used the Arabic script.
www.amazon.com /Dictionary-Iraqi-Arabic-Georgetown-Linguistics/dp/0878401369   (1321 words)

 Amazon.com: Modern Iraqi Arabic: A Textbook: Books: Yasin M. Alkalesi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
A Dictionary of Iraqi Arabic: English, Arabic/Arabic, English (Georgetown Classics in Arabic Language and Linguistics) by Beverly E. Clarity
Arabic Classes — Begin your Arabic studies with the Arabic experts.
For those proficient in another Arabic dialect who want to learn Iraqi it does tend to be a little basic, but it still gives you a decent grasp of the basic structure of Iraqi Arabic.
www.amazon.com /Modern-Iraqi-Arabic-Yasin-Alkalesi/dp/087840788X   (1670 words)

 The Iraqi Jews by Naeim Giladi
It was 1947 and I wasn't quite 18 when the Iraqi authorities caught me for smuggling young Iraqi Jews like myself out of Iraq, into Iran, and then on to the Promised Land of the soon-to-be established Israel.
What inflamed young Iraqis against the Jews most, however, was the radio announcer Yunas Bahri on the German station "Berlin," who reported in Arabic that Jews from Palestine were fighting alongside the British against Iraqi soldiers near the city of Faluja.
The author was one of the Iraqi investigators of the 1950-51 bombings and, in his book, he implicates the Israelis, specifically one of the emissaries sent by Israel, Mordechai Ben-Porat.
www.bintjbeil.com /E/occupation/ameu_iraqjews.html   (7638 words)

 Iraqintel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
From the USG Open Source Center, a translation of a transcript of a disccussion in Arabic by Iraqi military experts, carried by an Arabic-language Iranian satellite channel.
The three guests agreed that the USA was not willing to create a strong Iraqi army to justify the presence of its troops in Iraq and that it was still needed.
Maj Gen Abd-al-Qazim al-Khuza'i noted that according to the USA, the Iraqi army mainly needed land troops and only a limited number of armored forces since its air cover and artillery needs would be catered for by the US forces.
www-personal.umich.edu /~jrcole/syl/war/sources/iraqintel.htm   (629 words)

 Binomials in Iraqi and Jordanian Arabic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Binomials, or contrastive lexical couples, in both Iraqi and Jordanian Arabic colloquials, are formulaic expressions comprising of two lexical items, A and B, whereby the presence of 'and' is optional in some cases and obligatory in the majority of the 150 collected binomials.
Differences between Iraqi Arabic and Jordanian Arabic are mainly formal.
The only difference is manifest in the availability of a restricted set of binomials peculiar to each sub-culture.
www.shakespeare.uk.net /journal/4_2/gorgis_tamimi.htm   (291 words)

 Learn How To Speak Basic IRAQI Arabic
Each Arabic word or sentence or expression is taught with a transliteration in English, the meaning written in English, an audio recording of it in Iraqi Arabic, and the written version of it in Iraqi Arabic.
Arabic is spoken by almost 200 million people in more than twenty countries, from Morrocco to Iraq, and as far south as Somalia and the Sudan.
Arabic Bulgarian Chinese Czech Finnish French German Greek Hebrew Hungarian Italian Iraqi Japanese Korean Pilipino Polish Portuguese Russian
www.learn-how-to-speak-iraqi.com   (863 words)

 Amazon.fr : A BASIC COURSE IN IRAQI ARABIC: Livres en anglais: Wallace M. Erwin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
For those beginning their study, this volume is a comprehensive introduction to the Arabic language as spoken by educated Muslim Baghdad residents.
Transcribed and not in Arabic script, it is further enhanced by the inclusion of Iraqi–English and English–Iraqi glossaries.
As the English-speaking world has become increasingly aware of the lands and cultures where Arabic is spoken, books augmented with audio material such as A BASIC COURSE IN IRAQI ARABIC WITH MP3 AUDIO FILES have become more important and necessary--there can be no peace or concord without understanding.
www.amazon.fr /BASIC-COURSE-IRAQI-ARABIC/dp/1589010116   (385 words)

 The Iraqi Vote
At a time when Arab leaders are scared to death of Iraqi purple fingers and reform movements across the region, the Syrian dictator is emerging as a more ruthless and much less intelligent version of his father.
This judge is such a powerful example for what the new Iraqi judges should be like, just not vindictive, kind not ruthless, calm not angry, respectful not feared.
Barzan al-Tikriti wears traditional Arabic clothes to the court sessions as though he is at a tribal wedding not a court.
iraqivote.blogspot.com   (3409 words)

 Sunni differences over the Iraqi constitution
This will be after the Iraqi parties on Wednesday reached an agreement on new changes introduced to the Iraqi constitution.
Iraqi Sunni leaders in the country, urged the Sunnis to support the new Iraqi constitution in the next referendum and for active participation in the political life.
Chief of al-Daleim tribe Sheikh al-Daleim sad that all members of the of the Iraqi people have to forget their differences and that the Sunni have not to repeat the mistakes of the past by boycotting the referendum and the elections because this is not in their interest.
www.arabicnews.com /ansub/Daily/Day/051014/2005101401.html   (616 words)

 Tactical Iraqi - "A Virtual Course in Iraqi Arabic"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
He calls it "Tactical Iraqi," and his Sergeant Smith is a leader of three American soldiers pictured on the screen in front of him.
JAFFE: Sergeant Amy Perkins is an Arabic linguist at Ft. Carson in Colorado.
She tried an early version of the game, and it's an improvement, she says, over the way she's had to teach Arabic to the troops in the past.
www.tacticallanguage.com /tacticaliraqi/press-npr-2005-02-17.htm   (782 words)

 Wired News: War-Zone Test for Babel-Fish Tool
Funded by Darpa, the system would allow troops to communicate in Arabic through a laptop computer equipped with voice recognition and translation software.
Troops could speak in English and have their words instantly translated into Iraqi Arabic, "spoken" by a computerized man's voice.
Modern Standard Arabic, the dialect used in broadcasts and writing, is very different from Iraqi Arabic, Precoda said.
www.wired.com /news/technology/0,1282,69537,00.html   (851 words)

 U.S. Forces To Test IBM Arabic Speech Translator - Software Technology News by TechWeb
The bidirectional English-to-Arabic translator should help to improve communications between military personnel and Iraqi forces and citizens.
For the application to work, it required tight integration between speech recognition and understanding of the language to effectively mitigate the impact of speech recognition errors and non-grammatical inputs common in conversational speech.
MASTOR is available in two-way English to Iraqi Arabic, English to Modern Standard Arabic and English to Mandarin Chinese; additional languages are planned.
www.techweb.com /wire/software/193300189   (690 words)

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