69 million page views

Do you know any Arabic at all? or are you just making things up?

Reader comment on item: Arabist Snobs
in response to reader comment: The White House is White!

Submitted by Peter Hall (Australia), Dec 2, 2011 at 22:17

Well Amin, you probably thought that your arrogant manner would scare off the truth

You said

First the word are laser and fractal (but I forgive you the typos)... The word for laser is الازر - word for fractal is كسوريه the word for microchip is رقاقة

..... but what does this prove? Even you would have managed to find these....

Well Amin, I checked with a total of 5 Arabic to English translators and 2 Arabic speaking friends and they all say the same

That Arabic has no word for lazer

الازر translates to rice or v. friend, go for smb. Or the back

There is nor Arabic word for Fractal كسوريه translates to as Syria or n wall

There is not word for microchip رقاقة translates to chip




So my research shows that Arabic does not have the terms I say, I have quoted my sources and I can see why Arabic does not work in a modern world. The only answer U received from Arabic speakers to the Arabic for lazer, was lazer, they laughed when I showed them your claims.

So if all these translation programs are wrong, does this not show that there has been no requirement to translate these words? Does it show that Arabic has not had many demands placed upon it?

The translators I used were rated as the most popular on Google, and seem to work well with Chinese, French it even worked better than Arabic when translating Maori to English. Maybe Maori is a more sophisticated language.

I am sure Arabic is a complex language, but that does not make it sophisticated. Remember I did not have to look hard to find the words I used as an example, I can find hundreds of words needed in modern society that there are no equivalent in Arabic.

So are you going to stick with your baseless argument? Or just make up more things?


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".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2024 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.)