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Re: CHAT: Merhabteen, Trebor! Keef halak? (was Re: A New Conlang For Your Consideration)

From:John Quijada <jq_ithkuil@...>
Date:Saturday, January 24, 2004, 20:51
Trebor:  You began your e-mail message with the word "merhaba!" which is
the Arabic word for "hello" (at least in the Hijazi dialect I studied in
college).  The standard reply is "merhabteen" literally "two hellos"
translatable as "hello back!"  "Keef halak?" is Hijazi Arabic for "how are
you?" (for masculine addressee).

And no, I didn't take negatively in any way your comments about the
learnability of Ithkuil.  In fact, read the 2nd-to-last paragraph of the
Introduction portion on the Ithkuil website as for my own thoughts on its
learnability, at