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Latin has nothing to do with it.

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Submitted by Jacob (United States), Oct 3, 2012 at 21:14

"A host of phoenecian sounds are absent in this language, making it a deficient means of portraying history."

The first part was a fact, the conclusion is really out of place. Explain yourself.

"That it stemmed largely from the Latin, its scriptures a lift-off from the Hebrew bible and the Gospels, is seen with the spelling of Abraham, the original being with a 'V' - Avraham." Arabic is a semitic language as is Hebrew. Arabic never had anything to do with Latin until recently. The languages that had an impact on Arabic the most would be the other semitic languages, Hebrew, Syriac, Aramaic. (For example the word "Kitab" and "Nabi") are Hebrew words used in Arabic, grammar has similarities too.)

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