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Re: Another Arabic Question

From:J. 'Mach' Wust <j_mach_wust@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 29, 2004, 11:27
On Tue, 28 Sep 2004 18:59:44 -0700, B. Garcia <madyaas@...> wrote:

>On Tue, 28 Sep 2004 15:40:33 EDT, Adam >Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious <aczj5@...> wrote: >> >> I've noticed that some of you have studied Arabic, and maybe some have >> learned quite a bit of it. What dialect(s) have you learned? Where did >> you learn it? Are any of you who might know the Eastern dialect to >> tutor me? lol
I once wanted to learn it but the class was so crowded that they only took those who had enrolled even though no enrollment was required...
>On that, can anyone tell me how different the various (well, well >known dialects) are? Egyptian Arabic seems to confuse those who learn >the standard (like all of the Defense Language Institute students I >know here). I hear Lebanese Arabic has it's own distinct accent.
Some differences are listed at Wikipedia: gry@s: j. 'mach' wust