10 thoughts on “Language Quiz

  1. Obviously some kind of Arabic. I can understand a lot of words, but not everything. It’s not perfectly standard, but pretty close. Not Moroccan (it’s very different from the standard), not Egyptian (she pronounced dj and not g), probably not Lebanese or Iraqi. So most likely it’s one of the languages that are spoken in my country, and which I hear very frequently, but which I never learned nearly as well as I should have: modern colloquial Palestinian Arabic. Or something very close to it.

  2. It reminded me of Turoyo/Surayt (ܣܘܪܰܝܬ), yet also of Arabic (no specific kind). I didn’t know what language it is, though.

  3. While I agree with Aharoni that not enough Hebrew speakers are able to converse in modern colloquial Palestinian Arabic (or Modern Standard Arabic, for that matter), I’d rather go for a Lebanese variant because of her repeated “kill” (‘all’) instead of “kull” (e.g. in “kill shiy”).

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