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Somali & Arabic similarities

Who knew darishad was Arabic? Discovered that the other day. Daaqad too. I guess all words that end in -ad are arabic in origin
 

Factz

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This could've been @Factz or me the guy asked me to participate in it no jokes this is probably someone from sspot
Wallahi you made a thread about me and it was a language similarity between Amharic and Arabic, right?
:ohhh:

He probably saw that thread and decided to do an Arabic and Somali similarities. :pachah1:
 
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Wallahi you made a thread about me and it was a language similarity between the Amharic and Arabic, right?
:ohhh:

He probably saw that thread and decided to do an Arabic and Somali similarities. :pachah1:
I told him to do Arabic and Somali he said email me and come to tronto to do it lol I don't live in Canada so I declined but that could've been you my g
 

Sophisticate

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Just great more people will start asking if Somali is a localized adaptation of Arabic. When it's a completely different language group with some loan words.

:faysalwtf:
 

Apollo

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Just great more people will start asking if Somali is a localized adaptation of Arabic. When it's a completely different language group with some loan words.

:faysalwtf:
It's like English with French.. something on the order of 30% of Somali vocabulary coming from Arabic.
 

kickz

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Just great more people will start asking if Somali is a localized adaptation of Arabic. When it's a completely different language group with some loan words.

:faysalwtf:
What I want to know is what are true Somali words, when Arabic, English, Ethiopian, Afar, Italian, Indian, and Persian loan words are taken out.:cosbyhmm:
 

Sophisticate

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It's like English with French.. something on the order of 30% of Somali vocabulary coming from Arabic.
Not the greatest example. English became the lingua franca of the world from borrowing from everyone and they were conquered by the Normans at one point. But I see your point. Words which have no foundation in Somali are borrowed from Arabic or other languages.
 

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