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July 29, 2004

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Suresh

Didn't realize you were from Nashville :) - somehow the berkeley touch covers it pretty well

I wonder if she had really been reading Arabic! Persian and Arabic are two different languages, but use almost the same alphabet.

Persian to Arabic is like say English to French. Many Arabic words have crept into Persian. In the past, when a Persian writer wanted to show off, he would put some Arabic into his book. But now it's quite the opposite, learned Persian people try to show off by using entirely original non-Latin non-Arabic words!

Jeff Erickson

You're right, she wasn't actually reading Arabic, but Farsi. (It was a book about Persepolis.) But the differences between the Farsi, Urdu, and Arabic alphabets are pretty subtle to uneducated westerners like myself, not to mention all those other languages that use Arabic scripts. For all I knew, she could have been reading Turkish or Kashmiri.

b

"...For all I knew, she could have been reading Turkish or Kashmiri."

That is a mistake easier to correct than learning to distinguish between Farsi and Arabic writing; the Turkish language uses the latin alphabet (with some letters with umlauts, etc.).

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