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letter order matters in Arabic as much as it does in any language.

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Submitted by Learning (United States), Sep 16, 2016 at 05:24

Your comment that أرز and أزر are the same word is ridiculous. That's like saying... one and neo are the same word just because they have the same letters in different order. LOOK carefully when speaking about a language you have no clue about. Both words have أ as their first letter. But the word for RICE has the letter that equates to r in our alphabet followed by the letter that equates to z. The OTHER WORD has the Z letter second and the R letter last so rice is arz and the other word is azr.

I am not an Arab. I am not a Muslim. I have my degree from an Excellent American University where I took ONE arabic class which is all I needed to know that very basic bit of information.

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