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Arabic article (was: Corpses)

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Monday, November 10, 2003, 18:10
Costentin Cornomorus scripsit:

> Can't think of any, though we do have the > propensity for leaving Arabic articles in: > algebra, alchemy, alcohol, etc. Of course, we > didn't borrow those directly, so they probably > don't count.
I think it's the fact that these come through Spanish that make the difference. We certainly don't speak of al-Islam or the al-Arab. -- A rabbi whose congregation doesn't want John Cowan to drive him out of town isn't a rabbi, and a rabbi who lets them do it isn't a man. --Jewish saying


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