Arabic grammar of the written language
During the last ten years of my teaching of Arabic I have often found that my pupils had received much help from Harder’s Arabic Grammar 1 , and have been asked whether there was a similar work in English.
When 1 was asked by the firm of Julius Groos to write such a work using Harder to any extent, I gladly consented, and trust this Grammar may be useful to many students of Arabic, who cannot read German.
The present work is a grammar of Arabic as it has been and is written. The spoken language varies in Arabia, Egypt, Syria, Morocco etc. but the written language is the same for all; the chief difference between the modern and ancient literature consisting in the introduction of new words to meet the require- ments of advanced knowledge.
Each lesson should be thoroughly mastered before the next is studied. Each exercise should be carefully worked and compared with the key.
In the supplement only a few extracts from older books are given, as the Koran and other works of this class can easily be obtained. Special attention is given on the other hand to selection from modern novels, journals and correspondence.