Arabic is easy for the brain

http://www.occri.org.uk/Articles/Arabic%20is%20easy%20for%20the%20brain2.htm

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Behind the Arabic name

Salam

I found this article interesting.
It’s a presentation about the Etymology of Arabic Names for an English audience.

Page 3 has an informative map on Languages of the Muslim World

http://www.basistech.com/knowledge-center/arabic/behind-the-arabic-name.pdf

Edward William Lane’s Arabic-English Lexicon (Dictionary)

Regarded as the best Arabic-English lexicon in the world, and now available FREE

Available in PDF here: http://www.studyquran.co.uk/LLhome.htm

for those of you who have the bandwidth! I wish I did.

Transliteration Software

ROTAS is utility application that lets you automatically or manually transliterate your text from Arabic into English, using the writing-based model of the Arabic orthography, compatible with the ALA-LC transliteration scheme with slight modifications.

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(I havent used it so I’m not sure how well it works!)

Arabic Transliteration Fonts

The Jaghbub font package

This is a set of fonts for use in Middle Eastern languages transliterated to the Latin script. They have the most common diacritics used in transliteration of Arabic and Persian in various transliteration / transcription formats. The fonts are modifications of standard Times, Helvetica and Palatino, and will print on any printer in a quality similar to those fonts. Included in the package are keyboard layouts to facilitate typing in these fonts, and various tools based on them.

Online English to Arabic Dictionary

http://www.expenglish.com/dic/

You can also try the Google translator online for many languages.

http://www.google.com/translate_t?langpair=ar|en

Free Online Arabic Language Course

For those of you who wish to learn Arabic – and everybody should wish to (unless of course you know it already) this site is an excellent starting point. It’s free and online so you have no excuse!  Madinaharabic.com