An Arabic-English Vocabulary for the Use of English Students of Modern Egyptian Arabic
professional attempt to furnish him with a concise abridgment a coherent synopsis, of the vocabulary which is daily used by native officials of the Egyptian Government.
I would advise him to master this book almost in its entirety ; to read carefully two or more pages up to ten or twenty a day, according to the time at his disposal ; to select and note down in a blank book two or three words from every page; and to try to he accurate in his Arabic spelling. If he will take the trouble to go through this Vocabulary in the manner suggested, I am confident that in the course of a few months he will have gaitied a sound knowledge of modern Egyptian Arabic. His notes will have formed a short vocabulary of his own selection, and in addition to what he may remember, he will be better able to guess the root of a derived form, and to find it in this or any larger dictionary.