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    (Original post by TomQMU)
    They speak "classical" arabic in Syria.
    That is the limit of my knowledge of arabic, except I can also count to 8 and I know the word for carrot.
    i know the word for soap. well i don't, but i used to :ninja:
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    (Original post by Amy_J)
    Golders Green.
    Don't you mean Hebrew?
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    (Original post by urbandervish)
    Don't you mean Hebrew?
    That's what I thought too.

    Surely Edgware Road?
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    Wikipedia says that the Yemeni dialect is the closes to pure Arabic. People who say Syria are crazy, they speak Arabic like frenchmen.
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    (Original post by urbandervish)
    Don't you mean Hebrew?
    I was being frivolous.
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    That's what I thought too.

    Surely Edgware Road?
    Agree.
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    I've learnt some Arabic and we were always told that Modern Standard Arabic is the most 'standard' form of the language but it's actually not really used that much outside of the media etc, in terms of it being a 'spoken' language as it were. We were told that we'd always have to adapt according to where we were as there are so many 'dialects'. Not sure how true this was though

    The tutor was Egyptian and when I mentioned this to a Syrian friend he was horrified, he said that Egyptian Arabic is one of the 'clumsiest' forms of the language and he used to spend ages correcting my pronunciation - he used to say that when an Egyptian spoke Arabic they were making fun of the language. I think he was a bit prejudiced lol.
 
 
 
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