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09:17 AM on 03/11/12
Aperi Oculos
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Allahu* Al-akhbar. :P

/pretentious translator
Never thought studying linguistics/Arabic translation would be used on AP.net but...

*Al-Akbar = the the greatest

Correct: Allahu Akbar, Akbar is already definite and doesn't need to carry al-.
09:33 AM on 03/11/12
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I've almost lost all hope for that part of the world.
10:32 AM on 03/11/12
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Both framings have been argued among the linguistic community -- it's like saying "Allah the Great (One)", but only one is mainly accepted one since what I provided defines Allah with a title (as if to imply there are other "Allahs", which there aren't of course). Also, Al-Akhbar can't be used by itself was my main point-- it's not an attribute. And cool that you know Arabic as well (I'm a translator).
01:38 PM on 03/11/12
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Both framings have been argued among the linguistic community -- it's like saying "Allah the Great (One)", but only one is used main accepted one since what I provided defines Allah with a title (as if to imply there are other "Allahs", which there aren't of course). Also, Al-Akhbar can't be used by itself was my main point-- it's not an attribute. And cool that you know Arabic as well (I'm a translator).
I didn't know that dispute. I'm actually neck-deep in a paper over subject-verb agreement asymmetries in VSO constructions of Arabic for a final (dry and nerdy but still interesting to me). Cool to see translators on this site. I'm trying to get to translation level but American foreign language classrooms are pretty much flooded with apathy.
08:27 PM on 03/11/12
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Cool to see translators on this site. I'm trying to get to translation level but American foreign language classrooms are pretty much flooded with apathy.
Agreed! We should talk more.
09:12 PM on 03/11/12
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Pretty cool that Rick Santorum is posting on AP now.
Hahaha! Any Rick Santorum joke is a good joke.
09:12 PM on 03/11/12
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Religion rocks!!!
06:38 AM on 03/12/12
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Listening to BBC News radio. One of the journalists said it was easier to be "alternative" (gay, emo, heavy metal, etc.) under Saddam Hussein. Sad, really.
06:49 AM on 03/13/12
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If I was emo and suicidal I would move to Iraq. That way, the death I longed for will come sooner.
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