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    I drank some meat

    I am fond of coining new words by using affixes .Now, here are some words:
    1-He is living in Jeddah city .
    --Which is correct:He is a Jeddite or Jeddahite?

    2-He is living in Abha city.
    --Which is correct:He is an abhite Or Abhaite?

    3-He is a Texan.
    --Can I say :He is a Texite ?

    4-The room admits four persons.The capacity of the room is three
    --Can I say :A threesome room.

    5-He is an introvert .He is affected with social phobia

    --Can I say:”He is an extrovert”.He is a sociophile “?
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    Now, here your lesson :

    Welcome : murhuba
    Pen: qulum
    Milk :huleeb(hold your own Adam’s apple so as to pronounce the”h”exactly)
    Tea : shahi
    Knife : sukkeen
    Table : tawiluh
    Home : munzil, buyeet
    Car :suyyaruh
    Boy : wulud
    Daughter :bint
    Wine : khumur(pronounce the “kh” as the”ch” in “Chelmno”
    Meat : luhum(do as in huleeb above)

    I may quizz you some day, :)

    Read from you soon
    Accept my regards

    Ayed

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    Re: I drank some meat

    Quote Originally Posted by Ayed
    I am fond of coining new words by using affixes .Now, here are some words:
    1-He is living in Jeddah city .
    --Which is correct:He is a Jeddite or Jeddahite?

    2-He is living in Abha city.
    --Which is correct:He is an abhite Or Abhaite?

    3-He is a Texan.
    --Can I say :He is a Texite ?

    4-The room admits four persons.The capacity of the room is three
    --Can I say :A threesome room.

    5-He is an introvert .He is affected with social phobia

    --Can I say:”He is an extrovert”.He is a sociophile “?
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    Now, here your lesson :

    Welcome : murhuba
    Pen: qulum
    Milk :huleeb(hold your own Adam’s apple so as to pronounce the”h”exactly)
    Tea : shahi
    Knife : sukkeen
    Table : tawiluh
    Home : munzil, buyeet
    Car :suyyaruh
    Boy : wulud
    Daughter :bint
    Wine : khumur(pronounce the “kh” as the”ch” in “Chelmno”
    Meat : luhum(do as in huleeb above)

    I may quizz you some day, :)

    Read from you soon
    Accept my regards

    Ayed
    For 1&2, I'd go for the shorter forms, as the place is still recognisable. We don't say 'Texite'. You can't say 'threesome' in this context- that's when three people sleep together. You'd say a 'room for three' or that the 'room sleeps three'. Number 5's fine. We also say 'social animal'.

    By thw way- which of the Arabic words you have given is\are used in English?

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    Re: I drank some meat

    Thank you tdol.
    Nothing is used in English
    Ayed :D

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    Ayed, the word 'bint' has passed into English with the meaning 'girl', though it is less used now than it used to be in the past.

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    Really!!This is the first time for me to hear it?

    Thank you , tdol

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    You're welcome.

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    I agree with Tdol except I would so for the longer forms for 1 & 2. (I suppose either way is okay.)

    (I thought bint was an old woman, not a young girl. Hm.)

    :)

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