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Do you have any idea what the Arabic writing means? I can identify the second word, "Lal-zuyut," which means "to oils" or maybe "to the oils," but not the first.
Alon Levy |
May 27, 2007 at 07:56 PM
Is Arabic commonly spoken and written in Iraq? I thought the majority of Iraqis Farsi-speaking Persians.
Tyler DiPietro |
May 27, 2007 at 08:35 PM
Seriously? Nobody speaks Farsi in Iraq. Sunnis and Shi'as speak Arabic; Kurds speak Kurdish. The Iraqi Shi'as are ethnically distinct from Persians, sharing only a common religion.
In the first word, 'LB'HR, I think the root is BHR, which in Hebrew means the adjective light as opposed to dark (but the noun light is H'R, or even NR - cf. menorah - and light as opposed to dense is just "not dense").
Alon Levy |
May 27, 2007 at 09:01 PM
Saddest fucking memorial day I can remember. How about that sack of shit draft-dodger Cheney having chutzpah to crawl out of his bunker to vomit venom in front of the West Point graduates on memorial day weekend? If heaven exists I'll know I've arrived there when I'm served Cheney's fried liver.
May 28, 2007 at 02:26 AM
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