Tag Archives: linguistics

Transliteration, spelling, and pronunciation

Happy New Amended Gregorian calendar!  I would say that my New Year’s resolution is to update more often, but that would be a total lie. Actually, my resolution/plan for this year is basically the PhD comic one, so updates will … Continue reading

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When do the Arabs become the Muslims?

Okay, so almost kind of back to writing regularly … a few weeks later than expected.  My apologies, once again.  As I mentioned in my last post, I was back in the UK two weeks ago, in order to participate … Continue reading

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Tone and Trolling 2.0

So first off, this blog has gotten some new readers from repostings of my Six Things Not to Say about Religion post.  Thanks to Ian, Skeptic Griggsy, Levantium and Cristian for reposting!  And welcome to you newbies!  My name is … Continue reading

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Ten Definitions of Religion

Prosper asked: Please can i get about ten definitions of religion? —————————————————————– Okay, hopefully this is what you meant – as far as I’m aware, the ten definitions of religion is something that has started to appear on forums about religion, … Continue reading

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Islam and Classical Arabic

Uzza asked: Hey, welcome to 2012. I’m anxiously waiting for you to talk about the language situation that you hinted at a long time ago. One is, people are supposed to read the book in the original Arabic, but it … Continue reading

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What is an Islamicist?

Still getting the hand of this blog thing, but updates are coming . . . soon . . . Anyway, as a starting point for this little project, I’ve decided a good question to begin with is: what is an … Continue reading

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