[Corpora-List] "Tajweed" in English dictionaries and corpora

Patrick Juola pjuola at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 22:12:51 CET 2013


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On Feb 28, 2013, at 3:24 PM, "Otto Lassen" <otto at lassen.mail.dk> wrote:


> If "Tajweed" should be in English dictionaries and corpora then there
> are more islam words which ought to be in English dictionaries and corpora.
> E.g. qiyas - argument by analogy, not by aristote logic. And ijma, ijtihad, figh.
> Does Eric Atwell want all islamic words to included in english?
>

Well, the point of dictionary is to be useful. If someone encounters the word "qiyas" and doesn't know what it means, where do you suggest they go? After you've purged dictionaries of their cultural impurities, what's left beyond Beowulf?



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