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Tiny Cards Request- Hebrew to Arabic Script

I've found the TinyCards app very helpful for learning new scripts so far, which begs the question:

Could someone with proficiency or knowledge in both languages make a deck that teaches the Arab script from the aleph-bet? (And post the link to this forum thereafter)

August 2, 2016



I don't really know if that would work per se, because not every hebrew letter has a directly corresponding arabic letter. Many of them are shared but some sounds merely exist in one language but not the other.


Exactly. Learning it from the Hebrew alphabet won't be much better than from any other alphabet.


I just knocked this up https://tiny.cards/decks/2c7ecde7-551f-42ce-a7e4-92b4164d82a5

Although I wish there were a way to include a longer description, as there are several irregularities which need to be explained (eg. אהלן isn't اهلن, but أهلاً), and it also isn't immediately obvious that I have written the usual Hebrew transliteration first, and then in brackets the accurate transliteration (eg. We usually write and say באסה, but it comes from بعصة, so I've written בעצה in brackets).


Interesting to know the etymology of בעצה. It is worth mentioning that this word is considered very rude in many Arabic dialects. /Not sure if I've ever encountered it in MSA texts/.

As said, it is very interesting to know how the meaning of this word evolved in Modern Hebrew. I kinda see how those two words share origin.


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