Reading Arabic 'hard for brain'!

Discussion in 'Language Notes' started by ghulam-e-raza, Oct 31, 2010.

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  1. ghulam-e-raza

    ghulam-e-raza Well-Known Member

    the facts that millions of children from the age of 4 can read arabic somewhat refutes this "scientific" study
  2. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    exactly the point i made below:
  3. faqir

    faqir Veteran

  4. AbdalQadir

    AbdalQadir time to move along! will check pm's.

    subhan Allah.

    it's a funny world. most lines in our times are getting increasingly blurred for the sheeple, be it between Islam and kufr, Ahlus Sunnah and ahlul bid'ah, halal and haram, good and evil, truth and falsehood, wmd's and toys, war and peace, and yes bbc and fox news too.

    the bbc has been nothing short of a neo-con and zionist PR agency post communist era.
  5. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

  6. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    perhaps, that is why millions of people adults and children alike - regardless of their native languages - are able to correctly identify and read arabic characters on a daily basis. thousands of new converts learn to read arabic. like millions of non-arab muslims, i too had to learn arabic to read the qur'an. i did not find it 'difficult'. and if you don't believe me - look at how many peoples [sic] learn to 'read' arabic by way of qur'an and duas.

    and how many non-jews (or non-israelis) can read hebrew?

    having studied a few languages myself, i think this study is nonsense. and if you believe in conspiracy theories, this is another attempt by the jewish-israeli hacks to smear arabic and thus arabs.

    read this for a perspective.

    on the contrary i find reading hebrew difficult and unlike well formed arabic characters, you have to look for the gaps in certain characters like het and he; tet and samekh to differentiate.

    in english: e and c; d, b and p; w and m; q and p; i and j are all confusing for someone learning it as a foreign language.

    whereas letter differences in arabic are mostly in pairs and are distinct by the number of dots or the absence of it.

    moreover, we don't read just disjoint letters - but rather ligatures (as we are taught by the letter combinations reading qaydah baghdadiyah).

    even if this study is true-blue, it is as significant as the study that says that superheroes make poor role-models.

    arabic characters make the most beautiful calligraphy in the world and thus their (artistic) form appealing, even to illiterates.

    so shin and sin, have only one dot - they can be told apart only by the placement of the dot - left or right.*

    which is easier? the above or the arabic shin-sin difference where the letter seen is sans-dot and sheen is three-dots?

    how come arabic is 'harder' than hebrew? unless the study used only hebrew students who already had the bias that arabic is harder. true, arabic is hard and complex in character - but not in its characters.

    typical israeli reality-distortion. similar to their delusion that israeli army is the most humane in the world.

    wAllahu a'alam.
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2010
  7. sherkhan

    sherkhan Veteran

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