Dear members of the forum, I know that the subject of difference between Standard Written Arabic and dialects has been discussed at length on various threads, however, I came across this article which I found very interesting: <link removed by moderator> In this article one of the discussion members claims that 3amiya is not a luhja but a lugha separate from al Lughatu-l3arabiyati. He says that an accent is limited to pronounciation but if grammar and vacabularly differs much than it must be a different language. Spanish and Portugies and possibly Russian and Ukranian come to mind as languages understood by the other group but separate languages none the less. Depending on people you talk to from the arab world, some may say that they fully understand each other, while others maintain that they have difficultie. To set the record straight and clarify it for myself, I would like to ask the following question: If you get an uneducated beduin woman from yemen, and uneducated christian Syrian from Haleb and put them together, neither one having much exposure to the others dialect, nor having knowledge of Fusha, would they be able to converse with eachother freely, or would that in the end be like two different languages with some similar words and structure but not close enough to have a complex dialogue in.