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18 May 2017

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Serge

Bad day for SAA. This incident at tanf, extensive(for this conflict) casualties among the Tiger Forces to the south of Jirah airbase including commanders,among them the head of the leopard forces. As well as the butchery of the Ismailis to the east of salamiyah, list of dozens of NDF killed and dozens more injured just, released plus the women and children slaughtered in cold blood when IS broke through and temporarily held the village

Charles Cameron

Those of us who lack Arabic thank you, Sir.

Trent

Is there a mnemonic device to help or do you just learn the difference as you're learning the alphabet?

turcopolier

trent

It becomes instinctive. pl

turcopolier

PA

If other things in Arabic grammar come to mind, let me know. It is quite complex in the written form possessing a structure unlike Western languages and is much more developed than modern Hebrew. It has states similar to cases that are not and no tenses, only perfective and imperfective states. Possession is shown by noun-noun constructs called an idafa. Colloquial Arabic in its many forms is much simpler. Noun-verb-object is the basis for a sentence with modifiers adorning it all. The lexicon is immense having eight or nine million items. pl

Dave Speck

As a former student of COL Lang, I can attest to that. Even after nearly 30 years, this rule is for me, as he puts it, instinctive.

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