Ulric Shannon is currently studying and absorbing Iraqi Arabic in Baghdad. In a long interview, the Ambassador of Canada, who is not only passionate but also impeccably knowledgeable of Arabic, tells us about the characteristics and specialities of Iraqi Arabic and gives some book recommendations.
Episode #22 of my series "9273 roots": 20 questions for the woman who explains Egyptian Arabic expressions by annotated movie clips: Nesrin Amin.
One of the greatest Arab scholars, al-Kindi (الْكِنْدِي), was one of the pioneers of cryptology. How did he manage to decrypt messages?
Have you ever had a look at the Arabic root tahatlara ه-ت-ل-ر in Hans Wehr's dictionary? You will be surprised: It means to behave like Adolf Hitler.