[ExI] Arabs don't read

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Sat Jul 19 19:21:33 UTC 2014

On Sat, Jul 19, 2014 at 1:45 PM, Harvey Newstrom <mail at harveynewstrom.com>

> I think you are conflating the Arabic language with the Quran and
> therefore with radical Islamisists who don't read external opinions.
> This is like conflating King James English with the King James Bible and
> therefore with radical Christian fundamentalists who hate science.

Written English has changed radically in the 400 years since the King James
Bible was new, but even though it's more than twice as old written Arabic
has changed very little since the Quran was written.  Spoken Arabic has
changed in some localities but not written.

  John K Clark
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