Europe Speaks Arabic

Europe Speaks Arabic



Arabic gave Europe cotton to wear, candy to eat, coffee to drink, chess to play, magazine to read, mattress to sleep on, and sugar to sweeten with. This book is a lucid exposition of these and a host of other Arabic words that have become part and parcel of English and other European languages. It is not a catalogue of words, but a lively discussion based on linguistic evidence, enriched with copious literary quotations and characterized by profound regard and respect for each other's culture and views.

The book opens up new worlds of fascinating information in the domains of etymology, phonetic change and semantic development.

It uses English, French, Spanish, German and other languages to show how words have been derived from Arabic.

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Institute of the Language of the Quran
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