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Re: NATLANG: Arabic Pronunciation

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 16, 2003, 18:45
On Tue, 15 Apr 2003 03:13:48 -0500 Danny Wier <dawier@...>
> From: "Elliott Lash" <erelion12@...> > > How does one say 'grandmother' in Classical Arabic? > > Surely someone must know...Danny Wier perhaps? > > Is is /Zida/ or /gida/ or /dZida/ ? > > jim + daal + taa-marbuuTa
> Wow, ismee (my name) got mentioned! Of course I'm neither an expert > on > Arabic nor a native speaker. I do know that Egyptian Arabic > vernacular has > [g] for djeem instead of [dZ], which reflects an obvious Semitic > archaism. > [Z] appears, I believe, in Maghrebi (Moroccan, Algerian etc.). > French colonial influence perhaps?
- Possibly, especially since i'm pretty sure it's pronounced [Z] in Lebanon and Syria too. -Stephen (Steg) "vehi she`ameda..."