2 readers online now  |  69 million page views

Here from today's spoken Arabic

Reader comment on item: Poll: Israel Victory Gains Strength
in response to reader comment: Syriac Numerals come from Eastern Arabic Numerals.

Submitted by dhimmi no more, Oct 22, 2018 at 15:32

Our dear Robert who cannot speak read or write Arabic pontificates about not just Arabic but also Syriac

Here is an example: The word Sunday in Arabic is الاحد or el-Ahad or the One

However it should in proper Classical Arabic el-Wahid

One in Syriac is ܚܲܕ݂ or Khad (in Arabic it is Ahad) and this is what Sunday in Syriac: ܚܰܕ݂ ܒܫܰܒܳܐ or Khad Shaba (one of seven)

You need to learn to read primary sources in their primary languages!

Hint: alphabets and numerals don't drop from the sky

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Here from today's spoken Arabic by dhimmi no more

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)