Arabic: the progressive language of mankind

Arabic: the progressive language of mankind

This dynamic language will continue to be prominent among its people, institutions, and religious establishments, in its books, literature, essays, poetry, culture and media

By Marwan Asmar

Special to Weekend Review

Published: 18:43 February 18, 2015

Image Credit: Ramachandra Babu/©Gulf News

Celebrating Arabic will likely continue for many centuries to come. Arabic is not under threat as many would like to have us believe. Yes there are cultural invasions, facilitated by different media technologies whether in traditional form such as newspapers, radio and television or the internet, website and social platforms. This is together with the “pigeonisation” of the language and mixing it with English, popularly known as “Arabizi” but these could be argued as no more than fads to set off the alarm-bells ringing.

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