An Arab Lost in Language

By T. Arak Ashoshan

Some bimonthly legendary and bizarre stuff about Language you don't find elsewhere in Arabic and English.

Some bimonthly legendary and bizarre stuff about Language you don't find elsewhere in Arabic and English.

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An Arab Lost in Language - Issue #7

I thought that people on lands near the Arab lands or under or close to the Ottoman Empire used or were familiar with the Arabic Alphabet. It astonished me to know that Malaysians used to use the Arabic alphabet to write their language. It is called Jawi. The…

 
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An Arab Lost in Language - Issue #6

This manuscript/transcription is touchy. It is for an old transcript (no date documented) where someone speaks (spoke) a foreign language and being scolded as they didn't use their mother tongue again. The mother tongue here is Maltese. The touchy line was: W…

 
#5・

An Arab Lost in Language - Issue #5

Mothers don't only pass languages and cultures to their children, they also pass their sacred heritages in being history makers. OK, not exactly history makers, let's say as influentials who make a difference at one point of history, just like this mother who…

 
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An Arab Lost in Language - Issue #4

Let's start with narratives about what wars and disasters leave when everything is over. If you are interested in "hearing" the behind-the-scenes stories of Chernobyl Disaster in Ukraine, the Soviet young, female soldiers during WW2, and Soviet young, male so…

 
#3・

An Arab Lost in Language - Issue #3

I've once read this: "I imagine the Heaven nothing but a library." How far loving something can take us? For me, I've found one of the earthly heavens for translators and linguists. It is a digital press, and its books are free (PDF) format. (shared)

 
#2・

An Arab Lost in Language - Issue #2

How can you present a concept with a language puzzle? Like this:

 
#1・

An Arab Lost in Language - Issue #1

I could barely survive the first academic semester for 2021 because of a weird feeling of emptiness and dizziness. I've recently found out that it's called "Languish" and it is not a new word! And "Anguish" is the extremest end of languish :( This article exp…