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Ayed

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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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Ayed said:
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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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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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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