Sunday, July 29, 2007

Proficient Arabic?! What's wrong with this Picture?



The Army Uses this slogan, The Municipality, The Police Force, So many... But is it correct?!?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think it is..
Saying abu instead of aba would make it sound like a past tense verb, while in fact it's some sort of a wish, and aba al hosain is not a (fa3el) to be abu ( bil waw), it sounds like we are saying :A3asha allaho aba al hosain, so it's like there is a hidden fa3el and aba is maf3ool bihi so it should be mansoob..I think..I dont know, its been so long working on i3rab:) so can't really justify it properly but I think it is correct!

Who-sane! said...

Excellent question!

It's ABSOLUTELY wrong!!

الجملة لازم تكون "عاش أبو الحسين"، والسبب أن "أبو" فاعل مرفوع وعلامة رفعه الواو لأنه من الأسماء الخمسة

مع تحيات ... أبو الحروف

Anonymous said...

LOL @abu el 7oroof, but I think this time he is not aqwa min al shadda wala a7ado minal madda, and he went wrong in this one!

M Kilany said...

سلام لا أعتقد بصراحة أن أبا الحسين هو الصحيح, بعدين ما ضل إشي من الجملة إلا و شطبتيه :) يعني لو أنها بدأت ب "عشت" فمزبوط حرف النداء ممكن يكون مح>وف, بس يمكن الإخوان ما وسع معهم حرف الواو لأن اللوحة بالأصل كانت عاش الحسين فحشروا "أبا" بالوسط في الختام سلااااام :)

who's-sane!
Thanks, I really don't know al e3rab bas ya akhi mesh zabtah bel saleiqah بالسليقة... and usually it works, I started doubting good old "saleiqa"...

Mohanned said...

I recently heared that the king is pissed off about those things.

Mohanned said...

Not the prononciation, I mean the whole public dispaly of his pictures.