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
> Arabic nor a native speaker. I do know that Egyptian Arabic
> vernacular has
> [g] for djeem instead of [dZ], which reflects an obvious Semitic
> [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.