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Discussion in 'Kayo Dot' started by xfer, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. xfer

    xfer I JERK OFF TO ARCTOPUS

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    ooh also maltese sounds really neat
     
  2. xfer

    xfer I JERK OFF TO ARCTOPUS

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    update: i am pretty much finished with the basic arabic book and am about to begin arabic grammar lessons.

    greg's sister helped me nail the pronunciation of ﻉ ("just talk like you're being strangled"). i told her i'd get the persian girl to help me with some other stuff because she speaks farsi and greg's sister was like "oh i speak farsi too." and greg's mom is like "farsi? what's a farsi?"

    in contrast to my mother who, upon seeing me doing arabic exercises, immediately pounced and was like "are you going to join muslim seminary!". also in contrast to toby who heard me gargling out ﻍ and was like "dude are you okay"
     
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    actually i was like "will you cut that out"
     
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    Baliset guitar deity

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    well my sister has been studying arabic and islam stuff for 12 years so nothing is really shocking to my Mom nowadays.
     
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    Baliset guitar deity

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    especially since my sister spent like half a year living in Saudi Arabia.
     
  6. xfer

    xfer I JERK OFF TO ARCTOPUS

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    when most people spend half a year not being permitted to drive it's usually due to a DUI or something
     
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    I went to Saudi Arabia for 2 months while pretty young. It was nutty but pretty awesome.

    Brandon
     
  8. xfer

    xfer I JERK OFF TO ARCTOPUS

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    okay, I finished the whole Arabic book I have. now I'm buying a grammar book. and, of course, at this point I have almost zero vocabulary. but I know how to look stuff up in the dictionary, mostly!

    I managed to accurately transliterate the Fatiha (the Exordium) of the Qur'an, and read a map of the Middle East and North Africa that had all the country and city names in Arabic. slowly but surely!
     

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