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2006-01-04 Africa North
Egyptian Govt Urged to Protect Arabic Language
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Posted by Fred 2006-01-04 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [336075 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 This is more of a Big Deal than it might appear at first. Muslims believe that its Muhammed's words that are holy, not Muhammed himself. I'm sure any Salafist-types would get beind this kind of proposal.

Belief in the holiness of the Arabic language itself helps keep illiteracy high in the Arab countries. Arabic doesn't have the easiest alphabet, and any proposal to simplify it, even for teaching purpouses, is quickly shot down by the question "What about the Koran?"
Posted by Rory B. Bellows 2006-01-04 01:38||   2006-01-04 01:38|| Front Page Top

#2 Ummm, let's see.
Egyptian Hieroglyphics read from right to left so--"I see the Grass where you sit over the waters the medal (Metal) Hawk flies over the Water to eat you."
Close enough?
Posted by Redneck Jim 2006-01-04 08:40||   2006-01-04 08:40|| Front Page Top

#3 How very....French of them. What an odd coincidence.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2006-01-04 08:47||   2006-01-04 08:47|| Front Page Top

#4 just gotta love slang
Posted by Jan 2006-01-04 12:59||   2006-01-04 12:59|| Front Page Top

#5 My thoughts exactly, #3 NS.

Except the "odd" part. ;-p
Posted by Barbara Skolaut">Barbara Skolaut  2006-01-04 17:22||]">[]  2006-01-04 17:22|| Front Page Top

#6 keeping the Copts down, man!
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2006-01-04 21:36||   2006-01-04 21:36|| Front Page Top

#7 It's very difficult to study engineering and the hard sciences in the language of a culture that peaked about the time Columbus sailed the ocean blue.
Posted by RWV 2006-01-04 22:28||   2006-01-04 22:28|| Front Page Top

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