About Egypt – Our Dialog
This Egyptian cartoon mocks the level of dialogue to be found in today’s Egypt.
The language of our dialogue
> The word for ‘language’ is لغة . You can also use it to describe a kind of dialogue.
> The word for ‘dialogue’ is حوار and the 1st-person plural possessive pronoun – ‘our’ in English is نا in Arabic – is attached at the end.
> This sentence is an iDaafa structure – إضافة . Therefore you must pronounce the taa2 marbuuTa (تاء مربوطة \ ـة) in لغة as a taa2 (ت).
After Morsy’s decree that his actions and laws were above court scrutiny, most people where divided into two parties: those who supported him and those against. Both sides engaged in harsh language toward the other.