9273 roots

 20 Questions for Arabic lovers 

Lisān al-‘Arab (لِسان الْعَرَب), the famous dictionary of Classical Arabic, contains 9273 roots  (and 4,493.934 words). A huge playground for people who are passionate about Arabic.

In the series 9273 roots, I will interview people who teach, work with or simply love Arabic – people with dedication and passion for Arabic . Each of them is unique in a certain way. They will come from different parts of life and from all parts of the world, ranging from teachers, diplomats, journalists, language nerds, translators as well as more experienced and established experts. I will ask them 20 questions.

 So far the following people have been interviewed: 

20 questions for: Badrul Aini Sha’ari (#2)

Episode #2 of my series “9273 roots”: 20 questions for the man who brings Arabic to South-East Asia: Badrul Aini Sha’ari (بدرالعيني شعاري).


20 questions for: Antoine-Robert El Dahdah (#1)

Episode #1 of my series “9273 roots”: 20 questions for the man who put Arabic grammar in charts and tables: Ambassador Antoine El-Dahdah – one of the greatest Arabic grammarians of the last decades.


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