Talk by Yehia Chawky
Why do Egyptians talk like that?
The Egyptian dialect is highly widespread, and evident in Arab pop culture. However, it is often incomprehensible. This project focuses on why and how it came to be the dialect which we are familiar with today. We will understand its evolution and its encompassment of ~1,500 words from 13 “foreign” languages.
Sources & Future References
- Al-Dakheel fi al-Ammeya al-Masreya, Abdel Wahab Alloub, Egyptian National Center for Translation, 2014.
- Baraka Bits
- Egypt History Blog
- Tour Egypt
- Some dude’s Facebook post
- My Grandma
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