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
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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.