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Thanks for the catch in my typo, there is hope for dhimmi

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in response to reader comment: Our dear Keith and his al-asl al-3araqi (sic) and his poor Arabic

Submitted by Keith Williams (United States), Nov 18, 2008 at 23:39

Hi,

I enjoy our grammatical debates. However, you could calm down a bit in the bashing it across the head in shoulders when you find an error. I don't remember bashing you when I found errors in your grammar did I? I was calm and respectful to you I believe. But if not then I apologize. I try not to be arrogant and a know it all. I am far from that. I am a regular Joe the G.I. Joe.

You are correct in the use of the al-nisbatu -iyya- versus -iyyat- gender form of al-bakistaniyy for masculine versus al-bakistaniyya the feminine version which is what i used in my sentence. Good catch. There is hope for you yet. My prayers seem to be paying off with you and are helping me correct my grammar which as you can see is not perfect yet but I am working it. I am impressed with your knowledge of الْعَرَبيّة "al-ʿarabiyyah" but am not impressed with your reasoning skills. What is it with your obsession with al-bakistan and urdu??? Maybe I will help you with that? I see that you have reduced the use of your hateful use of the word "Paki" which I think you know is equivalent to calling a black person a "N-word". Congratulations on that. I will continue to pray for you.

peace

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