Arabic written with English Alphabet What is it called? Someone said transliteration, another said fosha. Also, why is it you can write "thank you" like this: "chokran" and this: "shokran," just as an example. Is Arabic really a phonetic language, or does it differ from place to place, dialect to dialect? Thanks
May 8, 2011 3:54 PM
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well, for my own opinion, i think you can use english to read and and write arabic , but ofcuz, some of letter my not exist in english, than, you have to creat some simbols or specially letter, to replace it. now they are useing those simbols for instance : ( ' 3 , 7 ) for those letters ع غ أ ظ etc above all, there are many different kinds of writeing as you said, some may write "chanran, while some write "shakran" just becuz, there are no stardard writing by useing english. becuz, in french or some other languages "ch" pronounce like "sh" but not in english, and it also depends on the person who write is from which country, if from french or colonial, they would prefer to use "ch" instead of "sh" good luck!
May 9, 2011
I think it's difficult to write Arabic in English alphabet,because some letters in Arabic doesn't exist in English,and many Arabic words can be written in English in different ways. it's better to learn Arabic letters,even if you will learn a dialect,so you won't face the problem which you mentioned above. Try this: Hope that helps:)
May 8, 2011
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