Archive for 2006

  • It just doesn’t sound right.

    20th December 2006

    al-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāh, The sound and pronunciation of a word is very important in Arabic, and this especially...

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  • The correct combination.

    20th November 2006

    al-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāh, I came across an amusing anecdote in Lisan al-'Arab recently illustrating the dangers of engaging...

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  • A lesson in their stories

    26th October 2006

    al-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāh, لَقَدْ كَانَ فِي قَصَصِهِمْ عِبْرَةٌ لِّأُوْلِي الأَلْبَابِ Indeed in their stories, there is a lesson...

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  • It’s a hit!

    20th October 2006

    al-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāh, The Arabs have a number of words to express specific ways of hitting. When reading...

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  • The Science of Language

    15th October 2006

    al-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāh, Since the dawn of early Islam, and largely provoked by the doctrine of the miracle...

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  • Purity in corruption.

    7th October 2006

    al-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāh, There is a long standing disagreement between supporters of classical Arabic الفصحى vs. supporters of...

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  • Discover your roots.

    26th September 2006

    al-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāh, A common phenomenon known to linguists is that of semantic shift, whereby a word acquires...

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  • The Classical Bookshelf I

    22nd September 2006

    al-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāh, In response to a recent request, this post will provide a list of some of...

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  • Updates

    21st May 2006

    al-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāh, Updates to the site may continue to be slow coming for the next month or...

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  • Down to the last letter.

    11th May 2006

    al-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāh, Arabic linguists of the past examined the semantic connotations of Arabic alphabetical letters according to...

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