So I have thought about making a quick and
simple intro to Arabic grammar, this mysterious and beautiful language that is
hard to grab and take hold of easily! (I know what I am talking about because,
even I am a native speaker, I faced a huge problem to simplify and make things
clear in this post!!). Thus, here are some general points about Arabic grammar (نحو و صرف):
an SVO language: Subject+ Verb+ Object/Adjective/ Adverb. Arabic can follow
this order too, but it is so heavy and unnatural. Actually, Arabic has 2
different types of sentences;
the verbal sentence (الجملة الفعلية ) and the nominal sentence (الجملة الإسمية). The verbal sentence has a general form of VSO: Verb+ Subject+
Object/ Adjective/Adverb… Ex: ذهب أحمد إلى المدرسة (‘went Ahmed to school’= Ahmed went to school).
sentence has the form of Object/ Subject (noun) + adjective/adverb/verb (but it
is rare for the latter case). Ex: رنيم فتاة رائعة (‘Ranim girl wonderful’ = Ranim is a wonderful girl). What is
the difference? The first structure is used for sentences where there is a verb
(as the name indicates), and the other one for the rest.
But wait; is there a
sentence without a verb?!!! That leads us to the next point!
no verb “to be” in Arabic:
Ok this may
sounds crazy to some, especially whose first language is romance or Germanic
one, but believe me, there are other languages that doesn’t have “ to be” too.
In Arabic, it is simple, no “to be” at all, not in the present, in the past nor
in the future! It is so easy, just pull away this verb. Ex: you want to say “I
am happy”, say ‘I happy’ ـة
only the offset of « the » which is ‘al’ ( الـ), applies for all gender and number ( because some languages do
have some differences but not Arabic). There is only a problem of the
pronunciation sometimes, which I’ll treat in another post.
Remember! No “a”!!
This!! We have a lot of pronouns, a loooot(!!!) which are based in specified
gender and number.
Let’s take an example of “you”; there are anta (أنت singular masculine), anti (أنتِ singular feminine), antouma (you two
masculine and feminine), antom ( أنتم plural masculine) and antona ( أنتنَ plural feminine ). Imagine this with all the
other pronouns!! And of course, there is an accordance with verbs and
adjectives depending on that! (But don’t worry, in the majority of Arabic
dialects, things are a lot easier and some pronouns are never used).
language is based over a system of roots and there are like “templates” that help construct words. Roots are mostly
formed o 3 letters (sometimes 4 letters), and everything can be derived of
Let’s take an example: the root ( ك.ت.ب)
=write and the derivations : the verb kataba كتب( write), kiteb كتاب
(book), kateb كاتب (writer), maktaba مكتبة (library), the verb taketaba تكاتب ( exchange messages, letters, anything written), etc… I’ll make
another more detailed post about that if you want
This is the
most difficult part! The pronunciations of words depends on their function in
the sentence and their conjugated form!! I am not only talking about verbs, I
am talking about every single word in the sentence!
Well to be honest, it’s not
ALL the word that changes in pronunciation, only the last syllable. And there
are three possibilities: الضم (addam) which add the sound ‘oo’, الفتح (al-fat’h) which add the sound ‘a’ and الكسر (al-kassr) which add the sound ‘ee’. I’ll try to make a post about
that; the functions in the sentence and which modification has its one.
modifications are called علامات الإعراب (literal translation: Arabisation signs) and I think this is so accurate! Because this
is so specific to Arabic, but it is also pretty hard to learn ( don’t forget
the gazillion exceptions that there are!!). Even native speakers make mistakes
in that. Actually, the majority of our generation mispronounce everything (and
this is very sad :/), so don’t worry! Don’t put too much effort in this! But if
you master them, you’ll be an amazing and beautiful Arabic speaker!! This will
make you so special!!
what I managed to remember about Arabic specific Grammar, and I should mention
here that I’m talking about the standard Arabic, Fus’ha that is recognized in
every country talking Arabic, dialects differ! I hope this help you get an idea
about how Arabic functions, good luck in your learning and if you need any help
in Arabic, have any questions or suggestions, please tell me! I’ll be more than
happy to help ^^ more posts are coming!
Sorry this post ended up being so long!! I made a list of my favourite makeup gurus because I know how frustrating it is looking for tutorials suitable for darker skin tones! Even though I run a black couple blog, I thought this post was very necessary. I hope you guys find this helpful! PLEASE BOOST AND LET ME KNOW IF I’VE MISSED ANY GURUS THAT YOU LOVE! I’ll keep adding!
I took a class this weekend with a lovely artist from Latvia. Her work was amazing! So excited that I could learn from her.
Silk painting is very similar to watercolors, in that it’s very hard to control and sometimes you just have to wing it haha. You can see a couple mistakes in my painting, but still it turned out really pretty for a beginner!
I love all the things you can’t stand about yourself and I hope one day you realise that I don’t just tolerate you. I love you unconditionally which means I love all of you not just the parts that are easy to love.
Tenari Ioapo // Confessions of a woman madly in love #18.
Fuck this money, fuck the clothes, and fuck this human experience.
Fuck what is given and leave with what is taken, selling dreams while spitting words unconsciously.
I don’t work with the idea of love,nor the hate.
Seeing and speaking with spirits.
Humans, they’ll look at you crazy when you speak extra-terrestrial languages.
I need to get lost.
I need that LSD and just roam the forest naked as fuck and have a private conversation with the moon and stars.
I need to just let this physical body go.
Eject myself from out this dimension and ride my way out this illusion and jump into the center of the universe and transcend to the 6th dimension and visit the “Will be” and leave the “could of” behind.
I hit the peak of my tolerance for this dimension.
This human experience has been terrible and the other vehicles that surround me are just as sad and pathetic.
Dreams of facing fear without a single drop of a tear to fall onto the victims of failure and remorse.
Fuck Indigo and gain the fruits of knowledge from Kan.
What radiance do you have when you are not with Shakkan?
What Goddess are you without any respect for this God?
Leave the lies and the broken sob story behind.
Your words are just another vibrational illusion use as sweet manipulation like the boxed in white walls we all wake up to is just another box within a complex spiral.
All ends are dead ends…
But no deathly end, is an end…
Take in that good ass prana and make a choice for your existence and open your mind’s eye and close your facial eyes and channel your energy and align your chakras with the frequencies of 528 Hz.
Eye, seek the strength in my weakness.
Eye, shine a spotlight of consciousness in the darkness of my mind.
Evaporating my fears as my tears dissolve.
Why were they there is the clue to solve.
This world can not tell me anything, for the answers are within in me….
This morning I woke up to the physical dimension and experienced the emotions of grief.
I looked out my window at the view of the rising sun and took a deep breath for today is another day…