I remember that this italki member was a Maltese teacher before, but it seems that he stopped
teaching now: https://www.italki.com/user/2652282
I remember that some of his discussions about Maltese language were interesting to me if you
would like to check them. Also you could ask him for some resources to learn the language. You
are right; 40% of Maltese is Arabic.
yes, I think you would - maybe after some sentences - understand some.
On www.tvm.com.mt you will find some videos you can listen to.
Thank you Mohammad for the link to the study comparing mutual intelligibility between Maltese, Libian and Tunisian dialects. Do you have an idea why Tunisians understand better Libians then vice-versa?
Tunisians also understand better the Maltese then then the Libians do..
interesting! Do you have any idea? Unfortunately there is no explanation on this on the slideshow.