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20 questions for people who are passionate about Arabic

Ibn Manzur
Ibn Manzur featured on stamps in Tunisia, 1987.

Lisan al-‘Arab (لِسان الْعَرَب), the famous dictionary of Classical Arabic, contains 9273 roots (and 4,493.934 words). A huge playground for people who are passionate about Arabic. In the series 9273 roots, I will interview people who teach, work with or simply love Arabic – people with dedication and passion for Arabic.

Each person is unique in a certain way. They will come from different parts of life and from all parts of the world, ranging from teachers, diplomats, journalists, language nerds, translators as well as more experienced and established experts. I will ask them the same 20 questions.

If you know an interesting person, please let me know!

So far, the following people have been interviewed:

Sami Morcos

20 questions for: Sami Morcos (#23)

Episode #23 of "9273 roots": An interview with Sami Morcos – the man who created a great website that converts any number into Arabic text.
Nesrin Amin featured 2

20 questions for: Nesrin Amin (#22)

Episode #22 of my series "9273 roots": 20 questions for the woman who explains Egyptian Arabic expressions by annotated movie clips: Nesrin Amin.
Daniel Falk

20 questions for: Daniel Falk (#19)

Episode #19 of my series "9273 roots": 20 questions for the the man who masters simultaneous Arabic – German interpreting: Dr. Daniel Falk
Habib Kassem

20 questions for: Habib Kassem (#15)

Episode #15 of my series "9273 roots": 20 questions for the man who created a mobile app that can conjugate Arabic verbs flawlessly: Habib Kassem.