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Mashreq Map - A mostly unrecognised Arabic region: 6/19/2016 12:07:55


҈ TeeMee123 ҈
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Mashreq Map - A mostly unrecognised Arabic region: 6/19/2016 13:15:00

General Amoora
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I like this map, its something that isn't on warlight and looks like it could be fun, I would just say that fully zoomed out, the lebanon borders look slightly jagged, perhaps having less nodes would get rid of that issue. Sign me up for testing if you need a tester as well.
Mashreq Map - A mostly unrecognised Arabic region: 6/19/2016 13:31:16


Richard Sharpe 
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I like that the post title and the link spell it Mashreq but the image in the link spells it Mashriq. I think wiki might be a bit confused...
Mashreq Map - A mostly unrecognised Arabic region: 6/19/2016 14:27:43


҈ TeeMee123 ҈
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Thanks amooora, if it ends up having a lot of territories I might make a test game, in which case you would be invited. I will try and simplify the lebanon borders, but I'll also make the land-sea borders more jagged to make it stand out less.
Richard, the wikipedia page on it says it can be spelt 'Mashreq', 'Mashriq' or 'Mashrek', and I agree it is quite strange that it has no standard name.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mashriq

Edited 6/19/2016 14:29:08
Mashreq Map - A mostly unrecognised Arabic region: 6/19/2016 14:35:29


Richard Sharpe 
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I saw. Still amusing that the same site would use two different spellings. I would assume it's an issue of translating from Arabic to English
Mashreq Map - A mostly unrecognised Arabic region: 6/19/2016 16:25:18


zxctycxz [Ollie Bye] 
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I think the Gaza Strip should be part of the Palestine bonus.
Mashreq Map - A mostly unrecognised Arabic region: 6/19/2016 16:39:31


҈ TeeMee123 ҈
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Mashreq Map - A mostly unrecognised Arabic region: 6/19/2016 17:47:34


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I saw. Still amusing that the same site would use two different spellings. I would assume it's an issue of translating from Arabic to English


I could be wrong about this, but iirc arabic words don't actually use vowels, so the transliteration would be "Mshrq" and you have to just kind of add vowels in. This could be why there are two different versions, especially since "Mashriq" and "Mashreq" are pretty much pronounced identically.

Edited 6/19/2016 17:57:08
Mashreq Map - A mostly unrecognised Arabic region: 6/19/2016 17:52:48


҈ TeeMee123 ҈
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I think they might all be pronounced the same

Edited 6/19/2016 17:52:57
Mashreq Map - A mostly unrecognised Arabic region: 6/19/2016 18:03:49


Жұқтыру
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arabic words don't actually use vowels


Um, what? I think you're confusing with roots, not words.

Anyhow, Mashreeq is how it's said in the local Arabic, I think.
Mashreq Map - A mostly unrecognised Arabic region: 6/19/2016 18:09:24

General Amoora
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Speaking as an Arab, I would say Mashriq, but then again my dialect is Egyptian which is quite a bit different to the dialects in the Mashriq area.
Mashreq Map - A mostly unrecognised Arabic region: 6/19/2016 18:12:45


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Um, what? I think you're confusing with roots, not words.


I may be, I haven't really looked at this stuff for a while.
Mashreq Map - A mostly unrecognised Arabic region: 6/19/2016 18:16:50


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Actually, it turns out I'm not making this up, although I may be misinterpreting it. It is actually a real thing that exists though:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abjad

(Arabic is an abjad script)

Edited 6/19/2016 18:17:37
Mashreq Map - A mostly unrecognised Arabic region: 6/19/2016 18:18:50


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Well, you probably know better than I do if you're an arabic speaker.
Mashreq Map - A mostly unrecognised Arabic region: 6/19/2016 18:30:14


Жұқтыру
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No, it's the worst tongue of them all.
Mashreq Map - A mostly unrecognised Arabic region: 6/19/2016 18:32:38


Жұқтыру
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Learn Russian! It is greatest tongue! And Polish and Serbian!

(/j)

Edited 6/19/2016 18:34:50
Mashreq Map - A mostly unrecognised Arabic region: 6/19/2016 18:36:23


Жұқтыру
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Spanish clinks the best to me, and it's way easier than Russian.
Mashreq Map - A mostly unrecognised Arabic region: 6/19/2016 18:37:05

General Amoora
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Anonym, Arabic is not an easy language to understand for a foreign learner whatsoever. It's one of the most difficult languages to understand out there, and if you think that the grammar is easy, you're either extremely well learned or you just don't know what you're talking about.
Mashreq Map - A mostly unrecognised Arabic region: 6/19/2016 18:41:54

General Amoora
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Fantastic for you Anonym, no one is insulting your linguistic talents, all I said was that Arabic grammar is a very hard concept to grasp and understand well.
Mashreq Map - A mostly unrecognised Arabic region: 6/19/2016 18:53:32

General Amoora
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Yes Tabby the written grammar is quite difficult, so writing and reading wouldn't come easy, but general speech just falls into place quite fast with vocabulary and the basic grammar.

And as for letters, that might be difficult for a a new learner as their are multiple different ways a letter can be shown depending on their placement in the word and depending on the writer.

Edited 6/19/2016 18:54:35
Mashreq Map - A mostly unrecognised Arabic region: 6/19/2016 20:35:04


҈ TeeMee123 ҈
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On the subject of the map itself, do you guys think I should split up the large iraq territories?
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