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Post by Magicmadge » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:34 pm

can anyone explain if its not to complicated why people writing Arabic with English letters use numbers????

i have no idea and cannot work out what is being written when it is written in this way. :oops:



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Post by drwho » Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:33 am

i have no idea and cannot work out what is being said when it is said in this way.
What you trying to ask? if it's not a rude question.8)

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Post by SoCalledEgyptologist » Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:47 pm

I think they use numbers to signify letters in the arabic alphabet that are not in our alphabet. But I dont know exactly what is what as my reading of arabic is not good enough ;)

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Post by Geraldine » Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:03 pm

I think (don't know for sure though, so am too interested to know) it's just the same thing like some write English that way:

gr8 = great
4 = for

etc.

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Post by El Malik » Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:23 pm

There are diferent methods of transliteration to denote arabic words with English letters.
I have not seen one that uses numbers.
Can you give an example??
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Post by Countessa » Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:25 pm

I think it's where they put ta3maan and things like that when writing phonetic Arabic?? I must admit I find it very difficult to read too :)
I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure...

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Post by Mimimay » Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:18 pm

I've seen it used too but can't make head nor tail of it :?
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Post by El Malik » Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:37 am

This is usually the way of denoting the 'ayn and 'ghayn sounds that are produced in the back of the throat that some English speakers find difficult.

The best way is to get a phrase book or course with a tape or CD this usually explains it.
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Post by Magicmadge » Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:33 am

'so7ba sale7a circle'

Methaya2li ba2a

3alal a2al

this sort of thing is the type i talking about . hope its not naughty :mrgreen: i just found it on a forum.

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