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Arabic a sophisticated language

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in response to reader comment: Do you know any Arabic at all? or are you just making things up?

Submitted by slayhy (United Arab Emirates), Dec 4, 2011 at 07:14

You are mistaken the ARABIC Language is more sophisticated than any language in the world

The words you are asking Amin to answer are not words; they are an abbreviation to many words such as laser and microchip

Laser – Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation

Microchip – Micro & Chip are two words very tiny chip (رقاقة صغيرة جدا)

The people from Europe were taught Arabic in middle ages to understand the scientific books produced by the Arab Muslims in Andalusia, and in Baghdad

In the middle ages the largest library in the world was in Baghdad before the Moguls destroyed it, Historians say that the river Euphrates became black in color due the ink of books that were thrown in the river by the Moguls.

It is shocking to find 100's of thousands of Europeans and of the late Soviet Union countries that speak Arabic.

Many terms in Arabic are still used in many countries in Europe and America (English, French, Spanish and German among many others) I give you below a list of Arabic used that used in English

Cheque (check) - crimson - cotton - jasmine - jar -lemon - camel - Gazelle - cat - tail - then - sugar - Bedouin - Ghoul - camion - sesame - tamarind - alcazar - carat - saffron - rice - amber - vizier - Giraffe - Algebra - Algorithm - cave - cup - mirror - tall - defense - story - Alchemy - albacore - alcohol - alkali - amalgam - apricot - artichoke - attar - azimuth - azure - camera - cipher - admiral - jinn - lute - magazine - mattress - mummy - octopus - prairie - racquet - syrup - sumac - Sabbath - talc - soap - tariff - valley - waist - zigzag - balsam - alcove - alfalfa - arsenal - borax - caliber - checkmate - coffee - damask - elixir - garble - guitar -

I have not finished you know, if you want more, i have to give you - next episode

I have not yet gone deeper in scientific medical and astronomical, mathematical terms yet

Laser is not one word; it is an abbreviation for a group of words

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