Still want to learn Arabic ? .....#2
Although Arabic is descended from the Aramaic language, Arabic evoluated through the time for several reasons;
Foreign words in Arabic language and I mean the effect toke place in both dialect and classic Arabic, here are two examples for the both
In Iraq we use the word “CHAI” for “Tea” which originally a Chinese word pronounced the same as in Iraq, for classic Arabic the word “INGEEL”"أنجيل" which is used for the first time in the Quran as the name for the “Bible” is originally a Greek word for sacred (there are many others).
The marriage between the north Arabic codices (Middle East) and the south Arabic codices (Arab Peninsula) had a result which is modern classic Arabic now and that can be differs also between the Arabic regions, the word "sheep" is written in Jordan and Syria as "KHAROUF""خاروف" and in Iraq is written as "KHROUF""خروف", notice the absence of the "A""ا" in Iraq which is considered as a vowel but in Jordan and Syria as a letter.
Early Arabic writings had no vowels and no diacritical points (nuqaat)"نقاط" which makes it very hard to recognize the real meaning of the word, in the 8th century Arabic scholars felt the need to introduce rules for the Arabic writing so they went back to the Aramaic ancestor language and borrowed the diacritical points and the vowels making it much more difficult to write in Arabic but reading Arabic became much easier (the writers can deliver their accurate message to the readers).
Academically speaking, writing a perfect Arabic text (scripta plena in Latin) is a combination of three processes;
1- The basic or the drawing, the shape of the letter.
2- Diacritical points (nuqaat) which can be put under or above the letter to give the letter a function in the word.
3- Signs for vowels and this time to give the word a function in the sentence.
Perfectionate the three processes is something semi-impossible even for the Arabic linguistics especially with the last process, making one mistake in signs of vowels changing the whole meaning of the text.
If the readers getting bored or they find it too dry subject I will delete this post, please let me know and if I get enough feedback I will write ....#3 about the Arabic writers and teaching language in schools otherwise I will post it in my Blog.