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The rise and fall of Egyptian Arabic

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mullah_assassin

Ever wonder why Nasser was such an iconic figure of the Arab world? He was independent.

Now contrast that to what Egypt has become - a country under the orbit of pro-Zionist servitude.

Same goes with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States, Jordan and other Zionist safe-space enabling travesties.

Sense Seeker

A little more Arab unity would be nice - in whatever language. Maybe they can strengthen the Arab League and turn it into something a bit like the EU? Open markets, common standards, etc.?

Jaysonrex

A strange choice for an article by The Economist. Quite frankly, no one cares about Arabic in general or Egyptian Arabic in particular.
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The Arab Muslim world is important as long as it produces oil; once its oil reserves are gone .......

guest-nonnjei

P 0 pt for the OR!
( in the above the first paragraph is missing
The undeniable fact is that ALL Arabs are in a state of unprecedented declineI
Egypt’s pan Arab orientation is a Nasser made phenomenon that rose and fell with Nasser !
Nassers mega faults: keeping Amer as CinC of Egyptian armed forces and nominating Sadat es his successor eas Nasser’s avowal of defeat . Loss of pan Arab popularity and major reduction of Egypt standing .....
Nasser though a thoroughly Egyptian patriot and is impecsbly honest was a badly failed pan Arab leader

GearoidDubh

I studied the fus7a for multiple years in college, and while we largely learned modern standard our book had a number of small segments on Egyptian precisely because it's so widely used, though it wasn't much. I suspect in a few years more dialect material will be available for language learners as well. Some, like Palestinian. are relatively close to modern standard in vocab and phonology while some, like darija are pretty distinct (for the life of me I can barely understand more than a few words of darija and half of it sounds like French when my friend speaks it).

guest-nonnjei

the opening paragraph and later attempts at substantiation are, at best, too overstated in a manner that repulse serious consideration
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Is it that the TE wants to impress on the general Judeo/Christian public opinion the horrid decline, and Egypt’s, of the Arabs and the free hand of both the USA and Israel have now and is supporting the New Middle East propsition?