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« on: December 27, 2007, 01:33:43 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  Smiley


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« 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  Smiley




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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« 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!  Smiley  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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