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25): On the education of the illiterate One taught the illiterate people and then he told him (to one of them) "say a word beginning with the letter "a" or the letter "b" or so", and the people living in the West, from the West of the Sudan always pronounced Yeyn as hä. And when he (one of those people) was to say a word beginning with "h" he told him: hanamäya. 6. ] The six proverbs and the texts with the exception o f β ta'ñm al-ummïya are also known in other Arab countries, as the author states (p.

67. Finally, an Arabic-English vocabulary or dictionary of SCA, such as the dictionaries done at Georgetown University (Richard Slade Harrell Arabic series) in the 60s, would be of great value. No one has ever attempted to produce such a work. 68. Valuable work has been done on SCA, but there are continuing challenges in this relatively unknown dialect area of modern Arabic. Trained in any of the modern methods of analysis, a linguist who devoted time and effort to the language would uncover other neglected areas which need specific and immediate attention.

Il 'iyyâm) minn en nâs 'from the people' [or] min en näs ? He also gives examples of phonemes introduced into SCA not normally found in Arabic. He suggests that the appearance of ñ and c is probably due to African influence. 38. 18 Shaw (1929) deals, for example, with the specialized vocabulary relating to gum in SCA. Owen (1933) concentrates on SCA terminology relating to the seasons of the year. 39. Nicholson (1935) provides much interesting information not available in other sources about vocabulary used while working with a water wheel.

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