A handbook of modern Arabic

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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,...
Page 19 - So are the names of the double members of the body, as Yed, hand ; Eijl, foot.

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