Cities in MOROCCO
The official writing language is Arabic. The spoken language is in many ways different from the standard Arabic Moroccan Arabic, which is spoken by 60% of the population. 30 to 40% speak to the ancient Egyptian Berbers. As a second language, French has always held an important place in public life. Furthermore, Spanish is spoken in the former Spanish north.
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Some pronunciation rules of Arabic:
-all letters are pronounced
-a "means that a letter is spoken very briefly
-de r is a rolling r
-de y is pronounced sj
-de sh is pronounced sj
-the gh is pronounced as a brew-r or French r
-the kh is pronounced like a hard g
-de ou is pronounced oe
There is no fixed spelling for Arabic words. The names are written as they are pronounced. So Aqaba can be spelled just as well as Aqaba.
The Arabic script is written from right to left and consists of 28 consonants. Vowels are not written, which results in different Latin spellings for one and the same word. Arabic numerals are written from left to right.
Enkele woorden en zinnen:
Macguinness, J. / Morocco handbook
Wilkins, F. / Morocco
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