Talk:Egyptian Arabic

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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Egyptian Arabic:
  • Expand syntax section.
  • Add more sociolinguistic data.
  • More diachronic analysis.
  • Use/convert to IPA whenever possible.


Single language?[edit]

The persistent claims that the wildly different varieties of Arabic comprise a single language seem politically based. To say that the differences between standard Arabic and Egyptian Arabic are merely a matter of "accent" strains credulity. Take the simple expression "I didn't give it to them yesterday":

Arabic - lam a`Tiha lahum ams (لم أعطها لهم أمس)

Egyptian - ma-ddet-ha-l-hum-sh imbaariH (ما اديتهالهمش امبارح)

71.175.177.162 (talk) 18:05, 10 March 2014 (UTC)Mr.Slade

plurar suffixs[edit]

I am very surprised for not mentioning a very common and used plural suffix "-at" for things and "-een" for human and "-ean" for two things. ex: sittat, mudarseen(teachers(fem and male)), mudarsean(two teachers (fem and male)). Is there something I am not aware of, arent they for plural too? --MasriDefend (talk) 01:07, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

Politicization[edit]

Currently the article is repeatedly attacked by Uishaki who repeatedly changes scientific terms into politicized imprecise terms as the primary namings. [1] [2] [3]. See also WP:Edit-war, dialect, language, a language is a dialect with an army and navy, varieties of Arabic. I don't think Wikipedia should be a place where I have to explain what are the differences between a dialect and a language and when to use each. Currently, the article is precise and factual; each naming is cited at least in one source. The section Namings has all the names for Egyptian Arabic. Censoring the namings for "political reasons" is meaningless. --Mahmudmasri (talk) 17:30, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

demonstrative adjectives[edit]

The normal position for these in Coptic is before the noun. Pamour (talk) 21:20, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Move grammar section?[edit]

Hi, this article is very interesting, but I do have something to say about the grammar section. First, it is very long and completely dominates the article. Second (and more importantly), it is a little esoteric and probably completely incomprehensible to those unfamiliar with Arabic. Couldn't we cut out the grammar section and move it to a new page called Egyptian Arabic grammar? We can work out the information there and provide proper explanation, while we keep a less detailed section on EA grammar in this article. Steinbach (talk) 10:21, 17 August 2014 (UTC)