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Algerian Arabic dialogues from 1847 part 2

More phrases in 1847’s Algerian Derdja Here are some more handy phrases from the phrasebook I found on Google books. For an introduction and and overview of the different parts, go to part one: Algerian Arabic dialogues Second dialogue Consent, refusal, giving thanks and excusing oneself I agree رضيت Rdhit I-have-consented Of course, with all…… Continue reading Algerian Arabic dialogues from 1847 part 2

Algerian Arabic · Dialect · English · History · Language · Language learning · Reading · Resources · Translation

Algerian Arabic dialogues from 1847 part 1

Language samples of the Derdja spoken in 1847’s Constantine I’ve been on the lookout for useful material that I can use to learn the Algerian dialect of Arabic for a long time. Good sources are hard to come by, but recently I found an old book online called Guide de la conversation française-arabe written by…… Continue reading Algerian Arabic dialogues from 1847 part 1

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Sønderjysk: The Danish dialect that got away

An awkward dialect I grew up in a small Danish town called Haderslev, some 50 km’s from the German border. This region, known as Sønderjylland, or Southern Jutland is known for its dialect which, for most other Danes, is quite difficult to understand. The region was the scene for several wars with Germany throughout history,…… Continue reading Sønderjysk: The Danish dialect that got away