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Reader comment on item: Arabist Snobs
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Submitted by Peter Hall (Australia), Jan 2, 2012 at 20:01

Amin, you resent when I say you are intellectually lacking, but my proof of this is you, and you just keep on giving.

You said

You provide a link for a website that is still under construction as proof?

The English yes.... But the Arabic no - complete site there. Also there were two links.

So are you saying that an intelligent person would provide a link as proof such as you have?

Have I not told you I do not read or write Arabic many times. Do you understand what this means? It means I DO NOT READ ARABIC !

Yet you provide as evidence a link, that you know I cannot read. How dishonest are you? Or is it just that you are not that smart? No, I am wrong, its your taqiyya !

I wonder if the reason the website you provided cannot finish their English link yet another example of the weakness of Arabic?

I think it further evidenced my statement of how few books are translated into or out of Arabic. It is probably the primitive nature of Arabic that makes this so.

It is only the oil revenue the West provides to the Arabs that gives them the ability to adopt Western civilisation. If you look at pictures of the Arabian Peninsular even 50 years ago, it consisted of mud huts and camel traders.

It will take a lot of effort to try and bring Arabic up to modern language standards, however, I believe it will probably go the way of latin, and be replaced with more modern languages.


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