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by aelnamer
Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Troubles transliterating Arabic
Replies: 7
Views: 3800

Troubles transliterating Arabic

I find, in my opinion that most reporters/journalists tend to closely pronounce, as best as they can, Arabic words. As Erik pointed out there are also many different variations of a similar word amongst Arabic speaking people. There are times when the pronunciation sounds awkward; such as when the w...
by aelnamer
Sat Apr 15, 2006 4:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Solace
Replies: 19
Views: 7110

Solace

Quality and Secure Coverage with the Solace Group.

Ahmed
14th of April,2006
by aelnamer
Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:56 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: eligible
Replies: 2
Views: 2594

eligible

I am wondering about the usage of the adjective, Eligible, in some of the latest news articles on the Moussaoui case. I am struggling with the following sentence” Jury Finds Moussaoui Eligible for Death Penalty.” It is not like he has applied for the death penalty and was successful. I understand th...
by aelnamer
Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:55 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Solar Eclipse
Replies: 3
Views: 3664

Solar Eclipse

Being that it will be in August, I hope you will have a sunny day with a clear sky. The last time I actually viewed one in person was in Malta during my school days in 1974. At that time they gave us film negative to view the eclipse with.
Ahmed
29th of March 2006
by aelnamer
Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:09 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Solar Eclipse
Replies: 3
Views: 3664

Solar Eclipse

My brother has sent me this web site, http://www.libyaonline.com , that includes a link to tomorrow's, March 29th,coverage of the eclipse in Libya. He is actually there at this time as a tour guide. This eclipse is best viewed in Libya, and is supposedly going to last for about 7 minutes. Ahmed 28th...
by aelnamer
Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Cars parked on the motorway
Replies: 10
Views: 4598

Cars parked on the motorway

I am always amazed that we do not have that much traffic congestion in Dawson Creek; especially at our traffic circle. It is a small community of 14,000 but starting in the spring and during summer we get many tourists that drive through the city. For those of you that travelled to Alaska starting a...
by aelnamer
Fri Mar 17, 2006 7:16 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: SCAM
Replies: 4
Views: 3162

SCAM

Bob,Where do you shop?

Ahmed
17th of March,2006
by aelnamer
Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:30 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Lilly Lay Around
Replies: 0
Views: 2321

Lilly Lay Around

A work colleague of mine from Newfoundland (originally from West Virginia) was providing a personal description of her self and said that she is no “Lilly Lay Around." I know what the expression means in the context that she was speaking on, but I was wondering how this expression came about. I went...
by aelnamer
Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Who is Yahudi???
Replies: 9
Views: 5413

Who is Yahudi???

As Ken mentioned, the word Yahudi(Yahoodee) is used in Arabic to mean a Jew. As to the word meaning God in Arabic I have not come across this. In Arabic God is referred to as Allah. Laurie, we were not raised with Yahudi, but our neighbours in Tripoli were Libyan Jews and close friends. As children,...
by aelnamer
Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:13 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Executing John
Replies: 4
Views: 2945

Executing John

Good one, Bob.
by aelnamer
Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:04 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: knockoff / knock off
Replies: 32
Views: 9862

knockoff / knock off

Isn’t this term, knockoff, also used when people are bargaining and trying to reduce the price of an item? I also found the following from Word Origin on OneLook. Knock: “O.E. cnocian (W.Saxon cnucian), likely of imitative origin. Meaning "deprecate, put down" is from 1892. Knockoff "cheap imitation...
by aelnamer
Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:21 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Pigeons
Replies: 68
Views: 30694

Pigeons

I too had pigeon when living in Lebanon, and it was succulent, not too much meat. Shelley, a friend of mine in Calgary has the same problem. He is not taking any steps to ward them off because he likes their company. He kind of feels sorry for them because of the extreme frigid weather. What size is...
by aelnamer
Fri Feb 10, 2006 4:14 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: powwow
Replies: 34
Views: 8559

powwow

Joey, IMO, being that it is used in the context you are referring to- it is okay. I asked my wife who is of Cree descent, and some others of First Nations descent, and they did not find it to be objectionable. Mind you it does not mean that others might not. I found this interesting definition and h...
by aelnamer
Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:03 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: pls send the meaning of word Tabiba, an Arabic word by origi
Replies: 3
Views: 3121

pls send the meaning of word Tabiba, an Arabic word by origi

Laurie,Zahedy, you need to try a number of diffrent words to get to the actual word Tabib/Tabiba.For some reason it does not accept Doctor,but rather it will take the word,Practitioner.Try one of the following free sites:Babylon,or Ectaco.I usually use Ectaco:www-old.ectaco.com.You will find the tra...
by aelnamer
Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:48 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Jala
Replies: 3
Views: 1863

Jala

ally81, check this site: http://www.beit-jala.org/About%20beit%20jala1.htm Its meaning in Aramic is Grass Carpet . Initially, I thought from the word Beit , it referred to the House of....,not sure of Jala . In Arabic, Beit means home/house/domain.It would be interesting to find out what it means in...