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Old October 5th, 2011, 12:31 AM   #9961
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Yousuf has been there, (hopefully he'll go there again).
I've been there,
now its asyiqul^huur's turn.
BTW has he got back from vacations yet?
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Old October 5th, 2011, 12:59 AM   #9962
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February 8th 2011:
Yet ANOTHER close up pic of the biggest intended mistake in the project.
What mistake? (sorry for my ignorance...)

And thank you for sharing your pictures with us!
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Old October 5th, 2011, 01:09 AM   #9963
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Your welcome.
On the bottom of all the four clocks, it is written in arabic "Made by the order of King abdullah in 1431 Hijri". In arabic king is written as "ملك" and pronounced "Malik", but on the clocks it is wirtten "MalAk"
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Old October 5th, 2011, 01:15 AM   #9964
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Which means angel.

Greta pics by the way. Awesome tower.
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Old October 5th, 2011, 01:16 AM   #9965
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LOL @ "intended".

Nice update, nonetheless.
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Old October 5th, 2011, 01:28 AM   #9966
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Of course intended, A letter this Big on ALL THE FOUR cloks can't be "Oh no, I spelled it wrong"
Thanks azzi282 & mesch
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Old October 5th, 2011, 06:39 AM   #9967
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the way Saudis talk, i would say it might be an "un-intended" mistake.
for example to say "silence" they would say "Askut" and not "Oskut" but in real "Askut" means "i am silent"
i don't know if some of them pronounce "Malik" as "Malak"
have you come across people who pronounce it like that?
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Old October 5th, 2011, 06:41 AM   #9968
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Yousuf has been there, (hopefully he'll go there again).
I've been there,
now its asyiqul^huur's turn.
BTW has he got back from vacations yet?
you don't have any hope for me?

that's a disappointment

and vacation is over, not sure he came back or not
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Old October 5th, 2011, 08:10 AM   #9969
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the way Saudis talk, i would say it might be an "un-intended" mistake.
for example to say "silence" they would say "Askut" and not "Oskut" but in real "Askut" means "i am silent"
i don't know if some of them pronounce "Malik" as "Malak"
have you come across people who pronounce it like that?
no, no dialect in Saudi uses malak instead of malik. you guys are making it sound like a conspiracy or something, i'm sure there is some linguistic or maybe calligraphic explanation behind this.
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Old October 5th, 2011, 08:26 PM   #9970
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the way Saudis talk, i would say it might be an "un-intended" mistake.
for example to say "silence" they would say "Askut" and not "Oskut" but in real "Askut" means "i am silent"
i don't know if some of them pronounce "Malik" as "Malak"
have you come across people who pronounce it like that?
Well the example you gave is what we call street language. So, "King" is not pronounced as "Malak", I haven't heard anybody talk like that. But we all know that any word in arabic has many meanings, so maybe they wrote it but didn't mean "angel".

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you don't have any hope for me?

that's a disappointment

and vacation is over, not sure he came back or not
Well, I invited you on 22 September and you said no. And you don't live in Makkah, thats I didn't mention you. But if you can, good luck
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Old October 5th, 2011, 09:05 PM   #9971
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Well the example you gave is what we call street language.
More like a natural evolution of classical 7th century Arabic into different dialects which can easily be classified today as separate and independent languages. Fus'ha is dead and today's Arabic dialects are certainly no "street languages".

Anyways, that's waay too OT to discuss here. So I'm just gonna leave it at the point of clarification.
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Old October 5th, 2011, 09:58 PM   #9972
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I was talking about the language we use while talking to each other, not the dialects.
Fus'ha is not dead, ask a nigerian
as you said: End of discussion
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Old October 5th, 2011, 09:59 PM   #9973
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epic update, dude
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Old October 5th, 2011, 10:05 PM   #9974
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Old October 5th, 2011, 10:54 PM   #9975
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Thanks for the pictures Makkawi.Pk!
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Old October 5th, 2011, 11:13 PM   #9976
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Old October 5th, 2011, 11:22 PM   #9977
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Congrats!

And finaly you went up there! ... now you are the winner!

Great colorful pics! a BIG THANKS to EZ & AMS for sharing your great moment


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Old October 5th, 2011, 11:26 PM   #9978
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Old October 5th, 2011, 11:29 PM   #9979
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I was talking about the language we use while talking to each other, not the dialects.
Fus'ha is not dead, ask a nigerian
as you said: End of discussion
We communicate with eachother using the dialects.

And you can ask an elderly Muslim man from Xinjiang as well, but these are special cases.
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anyway, Congrats on going up there!
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