to write (eloquently) in arabic.

To properly write in Arabic (in a semi-eloquent way), I need to first forget all my English.

Do you ever feel this way?

My mind just keeps making parallels that simply do not exist. While it’s a commendable biologically initiated effort, it’s annoying, and in some ways – counterproductive. Arabic has its own world, with its exclusive ways of spoken, and especially, written eloquence.

For example, the description: “bakiyan shakiyan”… The structure of the phrase is unlike anything in English. And it’s only written that way because it sounds eloquent. In English, you can say: crying and whining. The ‘and’ and ‘-ing’ endings strip it of any eloquence that can exist…

Time to temporarily forget English? Hm. I also just wish less people spoke English.


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