Talk:Hadhrami Arabic

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why do u use the term Hadhrami Arabic!!, the right way to say it is Hadrami Accent, same goes Egyption Accent, etc.

i hope english Wikipedia fix this and change it with all of the Arabic Accents. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Abdullah Alkendy (talkcontribs) 03:43, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

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it is the difference between accent and dialect. As an example, Egyptian Arabic is a dialect that can be pronounced in Cairene accent (i.e. pronunciation of Cairo) or Sai'di accent (i.e pronunciation of Sai'id الصعيد ).

These are varieties of Arabic, not "accents". They are somewhat less intelligible to one another than are "dialects". Many sources waver between calling them separate languages and separate dialects, hence the use of the term "variety" to indicate something more than dialect divisions and something less than language divisions. The correct international term is "Had(h)rami Arabic", not "accent". (Taivo (talk) 19:04, 10 December 2008 (UTC))