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Motke: The origin of today's spoken Arabic

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Submitted by dhimmi no more, Jun 20, 2019 at 07:40

Hi Motke,

You might be interested in checking this article. It is about the subject of Quranic Arabic, Classical Arabic, and the influence of pre-Islamic languages (in this study the influence of Syriac and Aramaic) on today's spoken Arabic. The study is about today's Lebanese (as well as Syrian) form of Arabic

"On Some Insights Gained through an Arabic Reading of Epigraphic Tadmuraean Aramaic" by Albert H Naccahe

I did not do a google search to see if the article in available on the internet. However, you will find it in Ibn Warraq's book: "Christmas in the Qur'an"

I believe that Wansbrough is correct that Quranic Arabic -----> Classical Arabic ( a language that no one spoke) -----> Middle Arabic -----> Modern Arabic

And both Middle and Modern Arabic were shaped locally (be it in Lebanon, Syria or Egypt) by the local spoken languages be it Syriac/Aramaic in the case of Lebanon and Syria or Egyptian/Coptic language in the case of Egypt

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