St Andrews, United Kingdom

Arabic and Latin

Integrated Master's degree
Language: EnglishStudies in English
Subject area: languages
Qualification: MA
Kind of studies: full-time studies
Master of Arts (MA)
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Arabic (Arabic: العَرَبِيَّة‎) al-ʻarabiyyah [ʔalʕaraˈbijːah] ( listen) or (Arabic: عَرَبِيّ‎) ʻarabī [ˈʕarabiː] ( listen) or [ʕaraˈbij]) is a Central Semitic language that first emerged in Iron Age northwestern Arabia and is now the lingua franca of the Arab world. It is named after the Arabs, a term initially used to describe peoples living from Mesopotamia in the east to the Anti-Lebanon mountains in the west, in northwestern Arabia, and in the Sinai peninsula. Arabic is classified as a macrolanguage comprising 30 modern varieties, including its standard form (Modern Standard Arabic).
Latin (Latin: lingua latīna, IPA: [ˈlɪŋɡʷa laˈtiːna]) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages. The Latin alphabet is derived from the Etruscan and Greek alphabets, and ultimately from the Phoenician alphabet.
To preserve Latin literature inevitably meant preserving classical mythology.
Geoffrey Miles (11 September 2002). Classical Mythology in English Literature: A Critical Anthology. Routledge. p. 9. ISBN 978-1-134-75464-9. 
History has proven that the Arabic language survived due to the influence of the Quran, meaning that the Qur'an is the reason for the survival of Arabic. More and more people are learning Arabic as their second language all over the world, including non-Muslims. They have been doing this because they know that it is only through the Arabic language that they will be able to understand the Qur'an and the traditions of the Prophet Muhammad.
Noritah Omar; Washima Che Dan; Jason Sanjeev Ganesan (15 November 2012). Critical Perspectives on Literature and Culture in the New World Order. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. p. 95. ISBN 978-1-4438-4293-8. 
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