Marcus Buck wrote:
In the Arabic world there's a prevalent POV, that
Arabs form one nation
united by the use of the Arabic language. But in reality Standard Arabic
is something like Latin. With the difference, that Latin fell out of use
to make place for the Romance languages. So Egyptian Arabic vs. Standard
Arabic is like French vs. Latin. And the Egyptian VIP is like a 13th
century monk. "Writing in the language of the people. How stupid...
Latin is a godly language."
I have heard this before, but I am not convinced, because I have heard
conflicting things from Egyptian people. I don't suppose you have a
credible reference where I can read more about this, and which supports
-- Tim Starling