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Sharjah makes history with Sultan Al Qasimi unveiling the first 8 volumes …..

Sharjah makes history with Sultan Al Qasimi unveiling the first 8 volumes of The Historical Corpus of the Arabic Language

  • The most comprehensive historical corpus that chronicles 17 centuries of the language
  • First 8 volumes are dedicated to the first two Arabic letters: the hamzah (ء) and the ba (ب)
  • The corpus traces the usage of Arabic vocabulary in five distinct time periods: Pre-Islamic period, Islamic era, Abbasid Caliphate, development of nation states, and modern day
  • The corpus is based on a large database that includes the original root of every Arabic word
  • The project will also see the development of a massive digital library that will host thousands of titles, extracts and documents
  • Experts from 10 Arabic language academies across the Arab world are working on the project under the supervision the Union of Arab Scientific Language Academies, based in Cairo
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