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
>> > Arabic:
>> al-=91arabiyya al-fus.h.a` (OR al-fas.i-h.a) 'pure Arabic', i.e.
>> > 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?
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