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Syrian Arabic (el-lahjeẗ el-‛arabīyeẗ es-sūrīyé / اللهجة العربيّة السورىّة)

Syrian Arabic is a variety of Levantine Arabic spoken mainly in Syria (سورية‎) and Lebanon (لُبْنَان‎). There are three main dialects which are spoken in Damascus (دِمَشقُ‎), the centre of the country, and the north of the country respectively. In parts of eastern Syria varieties of Iraqi Arabic and North Mesopotamian Arabic are spoken.

Levantine Arabic (شامي‎) is spoken in Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus, Palestine, Israel and Jordan, and has some 35 million speakers of all its varieties.

Syrian Arabic pronunciation

Consonants

Syrian Arabic consonants

Vowels

Syrian Arabic vowels

Notes

  1. after consonants
  2. in the vicinity of uvular and pharyngeal (emphatic) consonants
  3. dialectical variants

Information about Syrian Arabic pronunciation compiled by Wolfram Siegel

Sample video in Syrian Arabic

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Information about Syrian Arabic
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syrian_Arabic

Syrian Arabic lessons
http://syrianarabic.com
http://www.dalilusa.com/arabic_course/syrian_course_samples.asp

A dictionary of Syrian Arabic (preview on Google Books
http://tiny.cc/j7D1D

Online TV from Syria
http://www.altelfaza.com/syria-channel-live-online.html

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Varieties of Arabic

Algerian, Cypriot, Egyptian, Lebanese, Modern Standard, Moroccan, Syrian, Tunisian

Semitic languages

Akkadian, Amharic, Arabic (Algerian), Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Lebanese), Arabic (Modern Standard), Arabic (Moroccan), Arabic (Syrian), Aramaic, Argobba, Assyrian / Neo-Assyrian, Canaanite, Chaha, Chaldean Neo-Aramaic, Ge'ez, Hadhramautic, Harari, Hebrew, Himyaritic, Jewish Neo-Aramaic, Maltese, Mandaic, Nabataean, Neo-Mandaic, Phoenician, Punic, Qatabanic, Sabaean, Sabaic, Silt'e, Syriac, Tigre, Tigrinya, Turoyo, Ugaritic, Western Neo-Aramaic


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