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Re: CONLANG Digest - 25 Oct 2001 to 26 Oct 2001 (#2001-300)

From:David Peterson <digitalscream@...>
Date:Saturday, October 27, 2001, 21:09
In a message dated 10/27/01 2:06:57 PM, aquamarine_demon@YAHOO.COM writes:

<< I read somewhere the Islam does mean “peace”, or something close to it...
I don’t really know, though, since I know close to nothing about Arabic...
taking what I do know, though, doesn’t it make more sense for SLM in Arabic
to mean peace? “salaam” is Arabic for peace, right?
Or am I totally off somewhere??? (Probably.) >>

    If you pronounce it quickly, the word "the peace" can sound like
[Isla:m], since it'd be (technically) [?@s:ala:m].