Teach yourself Arabic (1943) Free PDF book by Arthur Tritton

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An illustration will make the next point clear. KaTaBa has a vowel between the first and the second radical, vaKTuBu has not. The beginner, especially in trying to hear the language, finds it hard to believe that the syllable

the syntax is slightly simplified. The spoken tongue varies from place to place and differs from the written by the loss or degeneration of inflections and a different vocabulary. It is written only in-jokes in comic papers, dialogue in novels, and sometimes in short stories. The Arab sits on the floor and cats with his fingers; when he wants to eat or sleep his food or bed is brought to him. The result is that many words, indispensable in English, scarcely occur in accounts of native life. For ' table * Syria uses Italian, Egypt a Greek, and Mesopotamia a Persian word.

This book is an introduction to written Arabic which is understood from the Atlantic to the frontiers of Persia. It will not help a man to talk to the day of his arrival but it will quicken his progress in talking after the first month or so. Words, which have been fully explained in the lessons, are left out of the vocabularies. Proper names, which come in the examples, have not been transliterated in the phonetic alphabet. In the transcription, j and y have their English sounds. Owing to the nature of the type in this book many of the vowels are to the left of the consonants instead of being directly above them.

Author: Arthur Tritton
 Publication Date: 1943

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