The Arabic Language
Arabic (Al Arabiya), a Semitic idiom, is the main language spoken
in Syria. The Arabic language was adopted and spread over a large
area of land in the Seventh Century. This language has very old
roots going back to the Assyrians in the Ninth Century BC. Other
languages related to Arabic are Babylonian, Hittite (or Hourrite),
Hebrew and Aramean.
Arabic was probably first written in the Second and Third
Centuries, the Lakhmides tribe in Southern Mesopotamia. The Arabic
alphabet has a few extra letters that do not exist in the normal
Latin and Germanic languages. Arabic is also written from Right to
'KH' should be pronounced like the German 'ch' in 'NACHT'.
'GH' should be pronounced like the way Parisian and Germans
pronounce the letter 'R'. There are separate letters to
signify 'SH', and there three versions of 'TH', one like in 'THE',
another harder one like in 'THOUGHT', and a third much
There are two types of 'T', 'K', 'D', 'S',
and 'H' one is pronounced lightly and the other much heavier,
the heavier 'H' is a pharyngeal sound. Arabic does not have a
letter for 'V'.
As for Arabic numbers that are, funnily enough called 'Hindi
Numerals', they are written from Left to Right. Units are on the far
right and then towards the left the tens, hundreds, etc. Western
numbers as we know them are called Arabic numerals, Indian
mathematicians were the first to discover the Zero.