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Moroccan Arabic: Shnoo the Hell is Going On Hnaa? A Practical Guide to Learning Moroccan Darija - the Arabic Dialect of Morocco download epub

by Aaron Sakulich,Rajae Khaloufi,George F Roberson


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A wonderful resource for learning this rich variation of Darija - this guide provides English speakers with the tools necessary to overcome the difficulties of learning Moroccan Arabic. Far from being an ordinary dry text-book, Shnoo the Hell Is Going on H'naa playfully combines the features of professional linguistics with lively real world sensibilities. Packed with conversational examples, extensive explanations and comprehensive glossaries, render this book a faithful companion on your travels to the other side of the Atlantic.

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Read instantly in your browser. Moroccan Arabic: Shnoo the Hell is Going On Hnaa? A Practical Guide to Learning Moroccan Darija - the Arabic Dialect of Morocco. The book is a good start, but needs revising. I hope the next version is more consistent and professional, and maybe then it would justify the price.

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Sakulich, Aaron; Khaloufi, Rajae ; Roberson, George F ; Published by Collaborative Media International (2012). ISBN 10: 0982440936 ISBN 13: 9780982440933.

A Practical Guide to Learning Moroccan Darija the Arabic Dialect of Morocco. Rajae Khaloufi, Arabic Teacher, Translator. a faithful companion on your travels to the other side of the Atlantic. Shnoo the hel. ilarious subtitle!

Moroccan Arabic: Shnoo the Hell is Going On H'naa? .

Moroccan Arabic was written by a dogged student of the language (and a natural teacher) and it was edited by a native speaker and equally wonderful teacher. Practical and witty, it's basically the equivalent of a VCR repair manual, just a bare-bones list of how to do the important things: here's the present tense, here's the future tense, etc, etc. In other words, it's a reference book with simple examples, none of the filler, and a few youthful surprises. It's just the kind of cheat-sheet everyone craves. Best of all, and unlike the others, everything is provided side-by-side in English, transliteration, and Arabic. And it uses a simple real-word transliteration system that is simply written the way things sound without the use of exotic linguistic symbols. One reviewer and early user of the book hailed, it "fills a gaping hole in Moroccan Arabic instruction." Many people contributed to making the book a reality and by agreement of all, the proceeds from the sale of this book go to support the publishing program at the International Centre for Performance Studies (ICPS) - Tangier, Morocco.

Comments: (7)

Nidor
This book can help to learn the basics. However, there are just some problems when it comes to the pronunciation. In the intro, the author goes into a whole spiel about how the other books will show things like an upside down "e" in the pronunciation guide and says that he didn't do that because he doesn't know how such a thing would sound. Great! Except then he uses the number "3" in the middle of the letters A LOT for pronunciation. For example, you might see the pronunciation as a3ka (not a real word in the book, but I don't have the book in front of me right now to give an actual example). I think it's really stupid to complain about upside down letters or umlauts or what have you from other authors and then constantly insert the number 3! He doesn't know how and upside down "e" sounds? Fair enough. But I don't know how a "3" sounds when used as a letter! I would have an easier time figuring out the pronunciations from the formats that he denounces in the intro.

I know this sounds extremely negative, and yet I'm giving it 3 stars rather than 1. But the use of 3 as a letter was my main and probably only gripe. The other words that use only letters for pronunciation help, and you can still learn enough from this book.
Adokelv
great book to help learn Darija. written very comprehensively.
hard language to learn because of the pronunciation- but im trying.
Qumenalu
The cover of this book hypes it, but all the hypers are connected to the Moroccan center that published it or have connections o the author or the producer. One of the two reviews online at the time I am writing this was written by someone with the author's same last name, which may be a coincidence, but I doubt it. I was caught by the hype and bought the book. It's not a terrible book, but it really needs some work. It's definitely not worth the asking price. The author starts by noting his issues with other books out there for Moroccan Arabic, and in that regard, he's unfortunately right, although I like the Harrell book anyway, despite some of its sample sentences like "I gave the rifle to the judge." Sakulich shows several transliteration schemes (systems of writing the Arabic words using Roman letters and other symbols) for Arabic and then notes that he's come up with his own based upon how he hears the language. He provides no explanation of it. So we are left with having to guess how to pronounce such words as bghreet, msleem, and fhm. He is also inconsistent, noting bghreet and bgheet as the same word. In bghreet, there is no "r" pronounced, but in Maghreb, the 'r" is pronounced, and his system doesn't differentiate this. Is it "mm-sleem" or "musleem"? The choice of topics feels incredibly hit or miss, and he even admits this a bit in various lists he provides. The book is praised for its humor, which I found sort of sophomoric, such as the author's quote on the back cover (It's a good book, I guess.")

On a happier note, his explanations are pretty spot on, even if they gloss over the complexities of the language. It is a good starting point, but you'd need a phrase book (the Lonely Planet one is great) to supplement it, as this book gives no explanation of greetings, common expressions, etc.

The introduction notes that the readership can email with suggestions for an upcoming edition. The book is a good start, but needs revising. I hope the next version is more consistent and professional, and maybe then it would justify the price.
AGAD
I love it
Ffan
It had common phrases that Moroccans use all the time! I wish there was a 2nd version to add to my learning!
Cala
It is easy to read, it has really the basics to get yourself introduced to moroccan arabic and is great. i would not buy just this one because i am sure you will need more vocabulary. but for sure this one is a must if you are going to start to learn this language from zero like i did.
Malalanim
Having also traveled to Morocco, I am aware of the difficulty and subtlety of the language. One of the great points of this book is the humor that is spread throughout both in the theatrical asides and the choice of words and phrases as examples. Language texts are universally dry and often boring but the author has managed to lighten up a difficult subject and thus make it easier to absorb.
It's a handy little book.
Moroccan Arabic: Shnoo the Hell is Going On Hnaa? A Practical Guide to Learning Moroccan Darija - the Arabic Dialect of Morocco download epub
Foreign Language Study & Reference
Author: Aaron Sakulich,Rajae Khaloufi,George F Roberson
ISBN: 0982440901
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Foreign Language Study & Reference
Language: English
Publisher: Collaborative Media International (July 1, 2009)
Pages: 142 pages