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adjective adjective of relation adverbial Aelic aEsen Aleppo aorist Arabic arbaf arouE bafd bafdoh Bagdad bihi Catafago ceGier ceGieran Ceif cenet classical coll colloh consonants diphthong e*Ead Eadd EaiG Ealieb Eaqq EaSrat Eatte ecGar El leAi elleAi English enna ente EuSan express fala fandi Faris faxara feminine gerund heAe heAe el heAih Hehona hona imperative Inna jiddan jieb jouk kamr kamse kobz language Latin leAi learned learner Lecin leis leti letters li*enna liya mediena melic melieE mieya min el minnoh modern mule NaEna naEou neher noun okra participle passive Perceval piastres plural preposition pronoun qahwe qaliel rajol SaEub sebab sefa sound suffix Syria Tair taiyib tawiel te*col Tefal thee thing thou art verb vewel vowel waEud waqt wejh word write xai*en yecoun yeum
Page iii - NEWMAN. — A HANDBOOK OF MODERN ARABIC, consisting of a Practical Grammar, with numerous Examples, Dialogues, and Newspaper Extracts, in European Type.
Page vii - If any one has urgent need to understand Lancashire talk, he must go into Lancashire to learn it : so he must go to Algiers, or to Aleppo, to learn the local dialect. But if he wish to learn English, he will do best to learn first, neither the jargon of our peasants, nor the poetry of Spencer or Chaucer. Such easy prose or familiar language as educated Englishmen use, must be his beginning. He will afterwards go with advantage into any special field of English. The same applies to Arabic.
Page 5 - ... with long vowel sound, though that in more recent times has become short. The next important point we have to consider is the effect of a weak r on the preceding short vowel. By weak r I mean to designate that peculiar sound of the letter which it has assumed in our present English, wherever it stands before a consonant or at the end of a word, as in far, farm, for, form, fur, firm. This is evidently weaker than the sound of r in farrow, forest, borough, merit, spirit, etc. According to Mr. Ellis,...