For reasons that are perfectly legit and PC, I’ve got to write some phoney Arabic. I am not, of course, the first to fool around with God’s own language. The Dan Rather story is still a giggle, and The Lost City is on my Christmas list.
- Wikipedia: Arabic vs Klingon
“the number of interested people in having an Open Content Arabic Encyclopedia doesn’t reflect the number of Arabic people over the
- Decline in Arabic
Funny from a piece by Lamya Tawfik illustrating Egyptian anti-Western paranoia: “Responding to claims that the language used by the youth
- Time to modernise Arabic grammar?
There’s an article here which says that Cherif El-Shoubashy, first under-secretary for foreign cultural relations and president of the Cairo International
- The Arab street is stopping speaking Arabic
OK, Jordanian Starbucks customers (via Taccuino di Traduzione). More on Arabizi and language death from Jordanian blogger Lina. I know an
- Singing in Llantiol, December 18
We‘re doing a short show in Llantiol on Sunday December 18th at 23:00. It’s a cute, *little* theatre, with only about