https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elke405873

Hello native speakers - Arabic like programming language

Is anyone there who sees Arabic like a programming language? If so, I would like to learn why. I mean what does have Arabic which gives the feeling like it works like a programming language? Thanks in advance.

August 9, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myrtille107621

With complexe and structured language such as arabic, you can't build a coherent, useful and helpful programming language. First, it'ld berequired of any programmer to have an arabic keybord, secondly, computers does not recognize our "Abdjad" directly as ASCII codes, lastly but not least, why in the world would you create an "Arabic" programming language? xdd Just saying, if you're only about using Abdjad to write your code, than you can, but translating code and and and are just a loss of time, and let our dear "Arabic" where it's the most useful/needed => History, Poetry, narration ...etc.

August 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elke405873

Nice idea. But I guess he might feel it in another way. Maybe more like how you use the language and create sentences and so on. So, it is more to see like a pic how both languages work (the programming language and Arabic in their own fields).

August 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/juliet569059

not at all. programming languages are, usually, a set of functions and calls that are modular and accept a set of arguments to return a result.

Arabic is a language that uses nouns verbs... to create infinite combinations to reflect human thought and observation

just kidding i have no idea what you're asking

August 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elke405873

One of my language partners just told me that now Arabic feels for him like a programming language. And as I ask why he told me that he can not explain it.

August 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myrtille107621

Tell him to dive deeper into it, he shall soon understand the matter xD

August 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/juliet569059

programming languages are just a set of instructions for a computer to follow

c++ has libraries of functions that require arguments be sent

so you have different ways of manipulating the arguments

if this, then that, else the other

for.... and then a number of loops or what not

and you can have nested functions that will cycle through data and escape when a condition is met or pass the data to another function.

it's all dry and dull unlike arabic which is moist and shiny

just kidding again, still have no idea what's going on here e

August 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TJ_Q8

That reminds me back in the 1980s there were indeed some developers who worked on developing a programming language in Arabic, parallel to Basic language. Good ol' days. Of course such a thing doesn't exist anymore I guess.

Anyway, a language, any language whether it is Arabic or not, is a semi-program in some sense. It has functions and ways and structures. In fact when I started with German years and years ago I did think about it in the same way at some point, like a mathematical function (e.g. weil is an operator that causes the verb to move to the end). Some people here who learn English as I remember from high school times do in fact do the same; They think about English mathematically (and unfortunately, this is why some people get scared of learning a new language). So, to some extent, a language is a programming language with specific rules, and there is a branch in linguistics that discusses such operations in the language and their relationship to phonetics and even to physiology as well (think about it, why there is a rule of harmonics in Turkish?)

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elke405873

Then it is more about finding and using rules of the language, I guess so. In this way I can understand it very well. Btw, I only can learn a language in first way when knowing about the rules. Only later on I am able to develop my language abilities without spending too much time to look at the rules. Btw, your country is for me also very fascinating. This is because of the development from the 19th century up to the end of the 80s and then the way of restarting and going on till today. Furthermore, your country is the one which developed and kept most democratic structures from all around yours. But it is so hard to learn more about real life. I always feel it like your country is in some way hiding and I do not speak from the official videos and documentaries. But I am happy that we can learn at least a bit through reading the KT about daily life and the worries and happy things.

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TJ_Q8

hehe thanks ... but you are looking at the surface only.

I don't want to keep it lengthy, but there is more than just democracy. Personally, I don't believe in democracy; To me it is not a holy book that everyone must follow. It is more like a mobile phone, if one doesn't work with me I should change it to something else. Anyway, this country mostly speaks via donations and charities and helping other nations (and issuing useless speeches), all that meanwhile people inside are more in need of that money. Lot of people, if not all, are missing the old Kuwait. The new one is merely an americanized "thing".

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elke405873

I know very well, that I am still only at the surface. I try to learn more but this is very difficult if there is nobody who tells more or correct my few of sight. Unfortunately, I mostly find the official stuff which sounds mainly more like an add and my contact I once had is disappeared. I still plan to go to Kuwait and try to discover as most as possible someone can do on a vacation. That means I am not going to look at all of the tourist stuff. Actually, this is what I did this year in the Emirates and I had the chance to meet some people there too. So I learned and saw a lot which was not aimed to tourists. But still I am on the surface there too only that I had to change my mind about Dubai and I could discover RAK and saw a bit of Sharja.

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elke405873

Btw, I really like the way you think and write.

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elke405873
  • Ehrlich, ich hasse Fahrzeuge obwohl ich sie täglich benutze.

Wir würden z.B. sagen: Ehrlich, ich hasse Autos, obwohl ich täglich fahre.

Vielen Dank. Heute lerne ich mal zur Abwechlung mit meinen Karteikarten und ich versuche tatsächlich auf Facebook eine Gruppe für Arabisch zu finden, aber bisher ohne Erfolg.

Viel Spass bei deinen vielen Sprachen. ;-))

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TJ_Q8

ah vielen Dank für die Kurrekturen :D

vielleicht können Sie für "seanfear.seamallaigh" versuchen ... wenn Sie es finden, fügen es hinzu. Das ist ich :)

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elke405873

Thanks. You can delete your message. I got it and I have send a message. Hopefully I got the right one.

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TJ_Q8

hmm nothing yet

finden Sie einen Mann mit grünem Hoodie? hehe ... das ist ich

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TJ_Q8

hehe vielen Dank. Though I don't know what is special about my thought - btw there was a typo in my last post so I corrected it just now.

Well, not sure how a tourists would see this country really. Most of the foreigners that I've met (and I mean non-Asian ones) are here for work as well.. specifically as teachers. Well, some of them are married to natives here but that's a different story. All in all... be sure not to come during summer (it is 48C as we speak). It is the hottest place on Earth according to meteorologists. Needless to say, this place is expensive like hell.

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elke405873

Thanks for your advice, And yes you can be sure that I will come during winter. I know that this is the hottest and driest place on earth where humans live. ;-) And yesss this is not become a cheap vacation and as a tourist it is not to recommend to drive a car too. Btw, my knowledge about your country is not that low on the surface anymore. :-))) For this I already had read a lot and spoke with people who lives and lived there too. ;-)

The way you write and think I could not very often find. And you make me thinking about some topics too and this I like very much. It seems that you like to look deeper in some topics and you have interest which are not related to cars. ;-)

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TJ_Q8

ich hasse Fahrzeuge wirklich, obwohl benutze ich Sie täglich.

Thanks again :) and good luck with your studies then ^_^

August 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elke405873

I forgot.

Sie - formal (singular + plural)

sie - third person singular

sie - plural (the cars)

August 11, 2019
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