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post #1 of 140 (permalink) Old January 6th, 2010, 09:17 Thread Starter
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Ask about Arabic Language.

This thread is for people interested in Arabic Language. Grammer, fonts, poetry, history, etc.

You can ask about Arabic Language and I will let somebody answers

P.S: Arabic is a language that is very connected to Islam and Quran, so some answers might involve Islamic and Quranic phrases.

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post #2 of 140 (permalink) Old January 6th, 2010, 09:23
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why arabic language is written from the right to the left?

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and what the dots stand for?

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This is not a question, but when I see Arabic written, the most common font on our television set, I think it looks quite nice.
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This is not a question, but when I see Arabic written, the most common font on our television set, I think it looks quite nice.
yes, it looks like stenography.

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Good question. I will let somebody else answers that

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Arabic Language is semitic language which ivolved from the Mesmari and Aramic language and both written from right to left.

The nature of the letters and fonts kind of impose this style of writting and reading as well.

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Here is a bit of hsitory about the langauge:

Arabic usually designates one of three main variants: Classical Arabic; Modern Standard Arabic; colloquial or dialectal Arabic.

Classical Arabic is the language found in the Qur'an and used from the period of Pre-Islamic Arabia to that of the Abbasid Caliphate. Classical Arabic is considered normative; modern authors attempt to follow the syntactic and grammatical norms laid down by classical grammarians (such as Sibawayh), and use the vocabulary defined in classical dictionaries (such as the Lisān al-Arab).

Based on Classical Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic (فصحى fuṣḥā) is the literary language used in most current, printed Arabic publications, spoken by the Arabic media across North Africa and the Middle East which is east of Africa, and understood by most educated Arabic speakers. "Literary Arabic" and "Standard Arabic" are less strictly defined terms that may refer to Modern Standard Arabic and/or Classical Arabic.

Colloquial or dialectal Arabic refers to the many national or regional varieties which constitute the everyday spoken language. Colloquial Arabic has many different regional variants; these sometimes differ enough to be mutually unintelligible and some linguists consider them distinct languages. The varieties are typically unwritten. They are often used in informal spoken media, such as soap operas and talk shows, as well as occasionally in certain forms of written media, such as poetry and printed advertising. The only variety of modern Arabic to have acquired official language status is Maltese, spoken in (predominately Roman Catholic) Malta and written with the Latin alphabet. It is descended from Classical Arabic through Siculo-Arabic and is not mutually intelligible with other varieties of Arabic. Most linguists list it as a separate language rather than as a dialect of Arabic.

The sociolinguistic situation of Arabic in modern times provides a prime example of the linguistic phenomenon of diglossia, which is the normal use of two separate varieties of the same language, usually in different social situations. In the case of Arabic, educated Arabs of any nationality can be assumed to speak both their local dialect and their school-taught Standard Arabic. When educated Arabs of different dialects engage in conversation (for example, a Moroccan speaking with a Lebanese), many speakers code-switch back and forth between the dialectal and standard varieties of the language, sometimes even within the same sentence. Arabic speakers often improve their familiarity with other dialects via music or film.

Like other languages, Modern Standard Arabic continues to evolve.[8] Many modern terms have entered into common usage, in some cases taken from other languages (for example, فيلم film) or coined from existing lexical resources (for example, هاتف hātif "telephone" < "caller"). Structural influence from foreign languages or from the colloquial varieties has also affected Modern Standard Arabic. For example, texts in Modern Standard Arabic sometimes use the format "A, B, C, and D" when listing things, whereas Classical Arabic prefers "A and B and C and D",[citation needed] and subject-initial sentences may be more common in Modern Standard Arabic than in Classical Arabic. For these reasons, Modern Standard Arabic is generally treated separately in non-Arab sources.

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http://www.arfonts.net/class/kufi.htm

This website is about Aabic Font.
Just click on any Font and you will its most common used shapes and forms.

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What is this? Ain't of these is Arabic!

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it's stenography pooh

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it's stenography pooh

Oh, okay. It dose not even come close to Arabic fonts! Maybe because I can read the language it looks far from stenography.










Some Arabic fonts. Kufi, Ruqha, Naskh, etc. Some of the fonts are modern.

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and what does that mean please?

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It is just a commercial for a softwares website.

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yes these are some types of the arabian fonts.

a nice thread, btw.
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do you accept to write a little bit in arabic here?
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salam malikoum.

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وعليكم السلام

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salam malikoum.
hi my friend..
it`s, salam alikoum.

i must response and say
" wa alikoum al salam " = وعليكم السلام
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my name is omar
انا عمر
what`s your name?
ما هو اسمك ؟



pooh and mali.. wht`s the real name both of you, please?
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hi omar

i will not tell my name because people will be tempted to call me with it.

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