The Bohemian and The Bulbul: Journeys in the Middle East (and further east), by Mira Baz

Posted on May 11, 2010 - by

A generation without a language


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  1. JN said:

    Thanks for the great pics and articles. One note.

    MSA usually refers to Modern Standard Arabic while MSAL is more commonly used to denote Modern South Arabian Languages and thus avoid confusion. An indepth scholarly article can be found here:

  2. Mira said:

    JN,thanks for the link.

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    December 17, 2011


    Sam Waddah said:

    A great piece!
    “The new generation isn’t fluent in Socotri, nor Arabic, nor English,” Kfayin notes. “It’s a generation without a language.” As a Yemeni, this comes as news to me! I never knew about this! We usually hear about the dragon blood trees, breathtaking scenes, sanctuaries of Socotra but never paid attention to the demographic characteristics of the island and I’m positive that the majority of Yemenis don’t know about it either! Thanks for pouring the valuable info on us! :) keep up the good work!

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