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  1. Hi Mouad. Thank you for making yourself available to help with translations. Please can you tell me what is the easiest way to combine the alphabet when learning. My family has Lebanese decent and would love to learn and speak the language fluently one day. An example to my question is this- Antisar in Arabic is a name, In English it translates to Victory but when we write it is is completely different. What would you say is the easiest way to learn how to combine these letters.
  2. I am a bit confused right now, I thought that Egyptians spoke Arabic. Forgive my ignorance once again. I have friends who are Egyptian and Moroccan and speak arabic to each other. In another post I read here it stated as if Egyptians spoke Egyptian.
  3. I think that conversation with someone who speaks the language that you are trying to study is crucial. I too have heard the same thing about Rosetta Stone. To help you learn the language I would suggest turning to your local Spanish channel such as Univision or Telemundo and watching Soap Operas (Novelas). No offense to those who watch Soap Operas but the topic is usually the same. It should be easy to follow along versus a movie.
  4. Do you find words that you would normally use in conversation or are these random words that your looking up. I tend to do this when I am trying to put together a sentence that I have not said yet.
  5. This may be a bit ignorant of me but using computer keyboards as a reference. In places like Asia and Middle East where the primary language is not English are there keyboards that reflect the countries language? Random thought.
  6. This would all depend on what type of venture your looking into. French is spoken widely and does have other languages such as Haitian Kre yol that derive from it. Are you interested in venturing off to Europe and Haiti? Nice thing about French is that is also spoken in the United states. Now if your looking to venture off to the Middle East then Arabic would be the language to take. The sounds associated with Arabic are really cool. Arabic to me is such a deep routed language.
  7. What a beautiful poem, thank you for sharing. The music was a bit gloomy sounding but the Siberian language is beautiful. It was a little tough reading along the english translation and reading the Siberian text.
  8. It would be neat if there was some type of interactive language learning that could be added to the site. It would be cool that while learning there is a translator button embedded somewhere. Just a random thought to help learn with the enunciation of the different languages.
  9. There definitely is a benefit to being able to write a language as well as speak it. Do you think there is more complexity to those languages that are not written?
  10. It would be the perfect scenario, heck yea I would want to benefit off of my friend who knows another language, as I would want to teach them if it were asked. First thing that came to mind was maybe she isn't confident in teaching. Speaking is one thing but not everyone is a teacher. Another thing that came to mind was that maybe she isn't as fluent as you think she may be. I know a lot of people who speak just enough of a language to get them through social gatherings.
  11. This post just makes me think of the complexity of language. I love the way all languages are written. The amount of pressure used when pressing down, slant and direction in which scripts are expressed, makes each one unique. There are so many languages throughout the world and regions unexplored that it wouldn't be a surprise if there were languages that were not written. I love the way arabic is written from right to left, the way lines curve and accents.
  12. Typing is the best when you just have to get things done. Research, Notes and longer items for some reason when typing my creative juices start flowing. If I am working on something detailed i write it out first prior to typing, if needed. Penmanship is beautiful, really is art, with the different styles such as calligraphy. For me there appropriate times for each and it really depends on mood too.
  13. It sounds demonic. Lord father have mercy in Jesus name.
  14. This is really cool, it is awesome that so many languages are being used. I'm not too familiar with the Latin language but am always open to learning. What language would you say it is most comparable to?
  15. I am fluent in English and Spanish and would love to tap into the Arabic roots and also speak it fluently. Not only speak it fluently but encompass the Lebanese culture and understand the ways to express myself in Arabic. If you are interested please reply to this post!
  16. @Eli Stutz Congratulations on Kipi! Personally, I think that your creativity is a blessing and to share with others is as well. This can be used in so many ways. There are children world wide who have problems enunciating and pronunciation simple words because of the way that is written. It takes 30 minutes to learn? Wow! So for a child it could day maybe 3 or 4, that is phenomenal! It may not be a universal language as of yet but looking at the bigger picture this can help so many people with developmental delays, bridging conversational gaps and so much more!
  17. Wow, what an amazing experience! I have family who has visited and they say that it is beyond beautiful. I have heard so many but good things about the culture. Wishing you success in all your endeavors, take lots of pictures, be safe and enjoy!
  18. " Oliver y Antonio no son latinos" or "Oliver ni Antonio no son Latinos", that is how I would say it. I think Spanish only gets complicated when English is thrown into the mix.
  19. This is a great post, Is there anyway for the word to be written out alphabetically to assist in pronunciation? For those who's speak native Arabic, besides a foreigner wanting to see the alphabetic spelling, what other times would this be used appropriately?
  20. @jamesbonner Can you please translate? Im currently trying to learn Arabic, what part of the Middle East is your dialect from? Such a beautiful language, what is the easiest way to learn?
  21. For those who have a mother tongue other than English and have studied other languages as well, which would you say is the hardest? Although my native language is Spanish, I learned english at the age of eight and began studying french and german at the age of 15. Since then I have been on the journey to further develop my french and learn Kre yol and arabic. The most distinctive thing that I have found between the languages I mentioned above, in comparison to english, was the arabic alphabet. Maybe it is because all the other languages listed are written mostly the same. English was so difficult to learn as child regardless of the letters being written just about the same as Spanish, from the translation, enunciation, pronunciation to communication. Recently in teaching my daughter to speak the other languages I realized how difficult English really is. Such a complex language that is used universally. What is your perspective?
  22. Cursive like calligraphy defines the art of penmanship, in my opinion. Having gone to grade school both in America and the Caribbean, I noticed a vast difference in the way I was taught. Now as an adult with a Child I will say that the principles of education are soon becoming a thing of the past. Writing not only alleviates stress but is a form of expression. Thinking back to Calligraphy, how beautiful it was to receive a letter or personalized item with a font that is now more often than not used through a computer program. Cursive on the other hand is used various times a week, did society forget we use cursive in our signatures for items such as contracts and signing of checks. Why on earth would any department of education want to limit our children from their roots? Technology may be a thing of the future but when will our children be taught the basics to use in the event where technology one day fails.
  23. I had no clue that Urdu is Turkish. I have many Indian friends of which speak urdu and I naturally assumed thinking that it was just one of the many languages that they speak and did not think it has any connection outside of India. As I read the comment from @Honest_Abe I felt bad because I never thought to ask one of my friends. @Honest_Abe Is Farsi also used in this same region? @Ayesha Keep in mind that Arabic has different dialects throughout the middle east. Similar to Spanish- You may visit Puerto Rico and completely understand and then go to Mexico and the same words are pronounced differently and may have a slightly different translation. Same with Arabic- People from Morocco and Lebanon speak similar Arabic. Go to Egypt and their Arabic is spoken/written slightly different. Best of luck in your studies!
  24. No matter what country you visit you must be able to defend yourself. The last thing I want to do is be in an area where I barely know the language and I'm being cursed out by the guy in the market because he wants to and knows that he can because I didn't take the time to study the most commonly used words. For whatever reason it may be- we live in a crazy world full of odd people. Im not saying to learn so you can walk around swearing at everyone but learn so you may be aware of any potential trouble. hink about it children don't curse but they sure know a bad word from a good word.
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