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Ex evolution of the world’s fifth Most Widely Spoken Language For widely spoken language For
First Time Arabic’s Entire History time Arabic’s entire history be told with a special focus on the primary sources and their socio cultural contexts The evolution of both the language and its associated writing traditions are discussed in light of linguistic historical and archaeological research and presented as a coherent narrative The book is divided into three parts 1 the Word Arabic’s earliest stages when it remained a purely spoken language Evidence for it is preserved in transcri. ,
Arabic’s history spans nearly three
thousand years The language first appears as a shadowy idiom in the early 1st millennium BCE sporadically attested inyears The language first appears as a shadowy idiom in the early 1st millennium BCE sporadically attested in rock inscriptions from the southern Levant and North Arabia and fragments in the documents of major empires In Antiuity Arabic flourishes as a written language among the nomads of North and the syro jordanian desert and by mid first Syro Jordanian desert and by mid first CE it had become the language of world empires and international scientific discourse Ahmad Al Jallad plots out the compl. ,
CHARACTERS The Word the Blade and the PenPtions of loanwords personal names other fragments in the written languages of the time; 2 the
"Blade This Refers To The "this refers to the sed to rock inscriptions sually a sharp stone or metal blade Arabic is abundantly attested in rock inscriptions from the late first millennium BCE onward; 3 the Pen in the early first millennium CE Arabic is written and freuently in the Nabataean script and in ink This catalyzes the evolution of the Arabic script as we know it and ltimately the transformation of Arabic into a world languageMore info.