"מה ההבדל בין אסלאם לנצרות?"

Translation:What is the difference between Islam and Christianity?

August 27, 2016

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It seems, Hebrew keeps the consonants, marking the long vowels, in Arabic loan words, especially those of the cultural realm: ג׳יהאד, אינתיפאדה, איסלאם. But in more innocent words like טַיָּרָה (native word is עֲפִיפוֹן kite) or פָלָ֫פֵל it tends to be lost, although some write it טיארה or פלאפל. But with Arabic slang words, like דִּיר בָּ֫לָק (or דיר באלק), i.e. שִׂים לֵב, זְהִירוּת, the Arabic spelling seems to be more prevalent.

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