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Tense and Negative Affixes in Arabic Dialects and MSA Posted by on May 8, 2018

Two obvious differences between Arabic dialects and Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) are the parsing marks and certain affixes. In MSA, the time of the action of the present verb is indicated through the parsing marks. In dialects, it is known through prefixes. Likewise, MSA sentences are negated using separate negative particles. In dialects, the original…

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Rawani Posted by on Jan 15, 2016

Today, I went to visit a Yemeni friend, and she offered me a very light and sweet cake. I asked her about it, and she gave me the recipe! The cake is called Yemeni Rawani (رواني يمني) Ingredients: 6 eggs 6 table spoons of flour 1 tea spoon of vanilla 1 teaspoon of baking powder…

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