Tag Archive for Arabic

The Grass on the Other Side


The Arabic language has signifier grammer for number. That means you can tell from the affix whether a word is representing ONE, TWO, or MANY objects. There is even affix grammar to describe whether an object is male or female,… Read more…

Back Asswards


Have you ever tried reading Arabic backwards with the pitch and stresses switched? It makes more sense if you invert the semantics while you’re at it. What I would give for a proper corpus to test this with. After that,… Read more…

Sino-Semetic


I’ve recently convinced myself that Japanese and Arabic share a relation. While the two cultures are geographically far-flung, the semantic meanings in Arabic of the Japanese words for counting are difficult to ignore, and interesting to explore. Below is a… Read more…

Arabic Calligraphy


Counterclockwise from bottom-right (image has been mirrored and flipped upside-down and recopied by some unknown stranger): Cow, Elephant. Mouse, Dog, Spider.