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Too Many Names!

I understand the need for around 3-4 names to be place holders for nouns and to demonstrate gender and number in Arabic grammar, but I was introduced to way over 10-15 names instead of other vocabulary words. Isn't it a bit... much?

June 27, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/GunnyTunes

It's also to help make you more familiar with this entirely different alphabet and how it sounds!

June 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/xinjii

The reasoning behind the names is given in the Arabic documentation (somewhere). Since verbs change according to gender (except 1st person), duo has to find a way to distinguish between genders. "You are going" takes same verb form in indo-european and some other languages, yet in arabic these two verbs are inflected differently. E.g., tadhhab (you are going [m]); tadhhabiin (you are going [f]). The preponderance of names is to act as a proxy for them telling you m/f at every turn.

June 29, 2019
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