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Friday, April 4, 2014

Collecting Algerian Darja

Algerian linguist Lameen Souag was recently visiting his home town, Dellys, and made a busman's holiday of it by collecting undocumented usages in the local Algerian colloquial Arabic, or Darja. For those with an interested in Arabic colloquials, or just in words generally, he has two Darja posts up at his Jabal al-Lughat: "Random Darja Notes" and "More Darja: sea creatures,folk tales, etc."

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