9273 roots

20 Questions for Arabic lovers

famous Arabic experts

Lisān al-‘Arab (لِسان الْعَرَب), the famous dictionary of Classical Arabic, contains (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: Nikolaos Van Dam (#21)

Episode #21 of my series “9273 roots”: 20 questions for the ambassador and authority on Syria who worked in almost all Arab countries: Dr. Nikolaos Van Dam.
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20 questions for: Ghada Wali (#20)

Episode #20 of my series “9273 roots”: 20 questions for the woman who uses LEGO to teach Arabic: Ghada Wali.
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20 questions for: Daniel Falk (#19)

Episode #19 of my series “9273 roots”: 20 questions for the the man who masters simultaneous Arabic – German interpreting: Dr. Daniel Falk
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20 questions for: Zora O’Neill (#18)

Episode #18 of my series “9273 roots”: 20 questions for the woman who wrote a book about her journey to the Arabic language: Zora O’Neill
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20 questions for: Mohammad Wehbe (#17)

Episode #17 of my series “9273 roots”: 20 questions for the man who subtitles Arabic songs on youtube: Mohammad Wehbe.
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20 questions for: Brian Powell (#16)

Episode #16 of my series “9273 roots”: 20 questions for the man who works for one of the best translation companies for Arabic: Brian Powell
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20 questions for: Habib Kassem (#15)

Episode #15 of my series “9273 roots”: 20 questions for the man who created a mobile app that can conjugate Arabic verbs flawlessly: Habib Kassem.
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20 questions for: Yassir Abbasi (#14)

Episode #14 of my series “9273 roots”: 20 questions for the man who makes Arabic texts talking: Yassir Abbasi.
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20 questions for: Reginald Hefner (#13)

20 questions for the man who speaks all the languages which the famous Middlebury Language School offers (except for Korean): Reginald Hefner
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20 questions for: Mahmoud Gomah (#12)

Episode #12 of my series “9273 roots”: 20 questions for the man who tells native Arabic speakers what mistakes they make: Mahmoud Gomah.
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20 questions for: Ulric Shannon (#11)

Episode #11 of my series “9273 roots”: 20 questions for the Western diplomat and Canadian ambassador who enjoys giving interviews in Arabic: Ulric Shannon.
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20 questions for: Sirine Demarchkie (#10)

Episode #10 of my series “9273 roots”: 20 questions for the woman who writes books for bilingual kids (Arabic-English): Sirine Demarchkie
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20 questions for: Widad Nabi (#9)

Episode #9 of my series “9273 roots”: 20 questions for the woman who processes the futility of war through Arabic poetry: Widad Nabi.
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20 questions for: Graeme Andrews (#8)

Episode #8 of my series “9273 roots”: 20 questions for the man who coded the best desktop-app for Lane’s Arabic-English Lexicon: Graeme Andrews.
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20 questions for: Matthew Aldrich (#7)

Episode #7 of my series “9273 roots”: 20 questions for the man who made learning Arabic dialects easy: Matthew Aldrich from Lingualism.
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20 questions for: Dina Elabed (#6)

Episode #6 of my series “9273 roots”: 20 questions for the woman who makes children (0-12) read and love Arabic books: Dina Elabed.
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20 questions for: Omar Safa (#5)

Episode #5 of my series “9273 roots”: 20 questions for the man who turns Arabic letters into beautfiul art: Omar Safa.
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20 questions for: Dr. Hanada Taha Thomure (#4)

Episode #4 of my series “9273 roots”: 20 questions for Hanada Taha Thomure who develops standards to measure text levels in Arabic.
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20 questions for: Hossam Abouzahr (#3)

Episode #3 of “9273 roots”: 20 questions for Hossam Abouzahr who created the best and most up-to-date online dictionary for Arabic dialects: Lughatuna (living arabic).
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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.
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20 questions for: Antoine-Robert El Dahdah (#1)

9273 roots: 20 questions for the grammarian Antoine Robert el-Dahdah (الدحداح) who put Arabic grammar in charts and tables.
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