I though you did, but just wanted to make sureal-sarbi said:When I said Egyptian I had Cairene(Delta) Arabic in mind.
You can't imagine how pleased I am to find someone so "knowledgeable" and interested in my country's dialectal-sarbi said:By the way, you mentioned difference between Alex and Cairo. What are the main distinctions?
I thought I had mentioned it somewhere, but maybe not. I am actually fluent in the Egyptian Arabic dialect. I have been speaking it for about five years and spent six months in Egypt. I actually learned that dialect before starting on Modern Standard. I desperately want to go back to Egypt, but am unable to at this time.cherine said:You can't imagine how pleased I am to find someone so "knowledgeable" and interested in my country's dialect
I think that I even know one word in Nubi. It is TEGOS. I think that it means SIT DOWN. A receptionist in a hotel in Aswan told me that. Ask your friend whether I'm right or wrong.cherine said:Of course Josh I know you are. I think i should've said : someoe BESIDES Josh Adkins I think you should tell us about your experience some day, if you have the time.
As for the sa3idi accent, I don't think they pronounce the (q), they say it (g) :
galb (heart), galam (pen) .....
Some of them even pronounce it (d) (but not in all the words) :
dalbi (instead of qalbi/2albi)
Derda (a town called Gerga)
Further note about "laguages" in Egypt : Do you guys know that in Egypt there are other languages than Arabic : In Nuba (the furthest point to the south in Egypt, after Aswan) they speak Nubi, in Siwa (a fabulous fascinating oasis in the Western Desert) they speak siwi. These languages are oral; i.e. not written. A nubian friend of mine told me that they started using the coptic alphabet to transcribe their language, in a essay to preserve it from extinction
Ooh. I couldn't quite remember if I had told you so I figured I would mention it.cherine said:Of course Josh I know you are. I think i should've said : someoe BESIDES Josh Adkins I think you should tell us about your experience some day,