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Offline Tamara

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My Palestinian girlfriend emailed me the greeting for "Christ is Born! Glorify Him!" in Arabic.

She wrote:  "AlMaseeh Woolida! Famajidooh!"

Where do the accents fall on this greeting? I would like to learn how to say it properly so when I visit my
father confessor and my other Arab friends I can say the greeting to them in Arabic.

Shukran, Tumra  :)



Offline ialmisry

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Re: Need help with proper pronunication of Arabic Christmas Greeting...
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2007, 10:56:40 PM »
My Palestinian girlfriend emailed me the greeting for "Christ is Born! Glorify Him!" in Arabic.

She wrote:  "AlMaseeh Woolida! Famajidooh!"

Where do the accents fall on this greeting? I would like to learn how to say it properly so when I visit my
father confessor and my other Arab friends I can say the greeting to them in Arabic.

Shukran, Tumra  :)




al-ma-see-H(u) wu-li-d(a)! fa-maj-ji-dooh!

Accent patterns vary from region to region, but the above would cover the pretige pronunciations of Syria and Egypt.  The last (a) of wulida shouldn't be pronounced in normal conversation.
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Re: Need help with proper pronunication of Arabic Christmas Greeting...
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2007, 02:29:01 AM »
al-ma-see-H(u) wu-li-d(a)! fa-maj-ji-dooh!

Accent patterns vary from region to region, but the above would cover the pretige pronunciations of Syria and Egypt.  The last (a) of wulida shouldn't be pronounced in normal conversation.

Thank you!  :)  My father confessor is from Damascus and he tends to correct my pronunciation  when I make any attempts to speak to him in Arabic so I really appreciate your help...hee, hee, hee.


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