LINGUIST List 9.1173

Fri Aug 21 1998

Sum: Arabic Translations (Names of Months)

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  1. Geoffrey S. Nathan, Arabic Translations (Names of Months)

Message 1: Arabic Translations (Names of Months)

Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 14:42:28 -0500
From: Geoffrey S. Nathan <>
Subject: Arabic Translations (Names of Months)

Many thanks to 

Robert Ratcliffe
Bob Hoberman
Wayles Brown
Waruno Mahdi
Ron Artstein

for giving me the translations of the mystery words. Turns out they
are indeed Arabic words--names of months. In fact, if I had known a
fact about Arabic dialectology, namely that [z] corresponds with [dh]
(edh) I could have found both of them in my little Webster's desk
dictionary. For those interested in the Moslem calendar, more
information can be found at


Thanks to all who have made a poet in our English department very

Geoff Nathan

Geoffrey S. Nathan
Department of Linguistics
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale,
Carbondale, IL, 62901 USA
Phone: +618 453-3421 (Office) FAX +618 453-6527
+618 549-0106 (Home)
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