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Arabic (was: Re: List of natlangs)

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Friday, December 18, 1998, 19:09
On Thu, 17 Dec 1998 13:58:55 -0800 Frank George Valoczy
<valoczy@...> writes:
>> > Arabic: >> al-=91arabiyya al-fus.h.a` (OR al-fas.i-h.a) 'pure Arabic', i.e. >'classical' >> > Arab: al-arbi >> al-=91arabi- 'Arab' >> al-=91arab 'Arabs' nomen generis > >Sorry, that was a typo!
Btw, does anyone happen to know where the name "Arab(ic)" comes from? What does the root `ayn-raa-baa mean in Arabic? In Hebrew at least, `ayin-reish-bet has to do with the concept of mixing things together...could it be because at least in pre-Islamic times, the Arabians were a mix of various different tribes? -Stephen (Steg) ___________________________________________________________________ You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]