Arabic Grammar
Thread poster: imprimatur

imprimatur
Local time: 02:40
English to German
Feb 15, 2007

Could anyone tell me whether Arabic grammar changes from one country to the next and, if so, does it change significantly? I imagine that this is not a straightforward question, but if anyone can point me towards any good websites or references that discuss this issue at least, that would be great.

Thanks.


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Mohammed Lafi
Germany
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Arabic Grammar Feb 16, 2007

.It depens on what variety of Arabic you are talking about.
If you are asking about Modern Standard Arabic, the answer is NO. Standard Arabic Grammar is the same all over the world.

The second variety of Arabic is spoken Arabic. Spoken Arabic grammars differ to a small extent. You have North African Arabic, Middle Eastern Arabic, Gulf Arabic, Egyptian and Sudanese Arabic, else.
For example, in Syrian Arabic , they say ' Kulkin' which means ' all of you' for the female and male addressees, whereas the same expression is used for male addressees in Jordan and MSA.
As for references, you can see ' Modern Written Arabic' by Said Badawi and others, 'Modern Arabic: Structures, Functions and Varieties' by Clive Holes and 'The Arabic Language Today ' by Beetson.

For research help, you can try google by typing Arabic grammar, colloquial arabic ect


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imprimatur
Local time: 02:40
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Thank you Feb 19, 2007

Thank you Mohammed, much appreciated.

I don't suppose you know where I can look for information on using the correct gender and preposition?

I have a couple of queries and woudl like to research them.

Google is ok, but not getting anything definite.

Thanks

[Edited at 2007-02-19 16:15]


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