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Jul 29, 2005

Can someone please refer information on the Madi dialect/language? Will an Arabic speaker understand Madi and viceversa?

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Ziad Marzouka  Identity Verified
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Madi Jul 29, 2005

Madi? are you sure this is Arabic? I've never heard of it before, sorry.

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Madi Jul 29, 2005

Madi is one of only five members of the Arawan (Arauan) language family, all (other members
being Sorowaha, Paumari, Kulina-Deni, and the extinct Arawa) spoken around the Jurua and Purus rivers roughly in Brazil's Amazonas state and vicinity (Dixon includes maps, a general picture of Jarawara and its linguistic neighbors can be seen at Proel (2004)).
For more details, please check:
http://www.ling.ed.ac.uk/linguist/issues/16/16-1940.html


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Khalid Alkodah
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Arabic is only Arabic Aug 1, 2005

Arabic - as a language - has perhaps not changed for at least 15 centuries. As a matter offact, it has not changed since it is the language of the Holy Quraan. Though there are some words in the text off the Holy Quraan that are difficult to understand for some people, these words were totally used that time - circa 600 AD. all the other 99% of the words are understandable and used currently.
We have to differenciate between Stnadard Arabic and Dialects. All the Arabs fully understand the standard Arabic - in books and media. However, not all words in every dialect are understood by others.
As for me, for example, I can understand almost 99 percent of the Arab dialects. This is so because of the space channel TVs these days.
Later on, i may add more.
Thank you


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