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Internet Wizard
Aug 9, 2009

BANDAIDS DON'T FIX BULLET HOLES



It may surprise you all to learn that the only Arabic word that Mack uses in these books that's even close to correct is haboob. Crazy Americans would be more like amrykyyn majnoonyn, "sharfa" isn't key, it's balcony, and his phrase for "new friends" is just gibberish. Almost every name is nonsense as well.

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Internet Wizard
Aug 9, 2009

BANDAIDS DON'T FIX BULLET HOLES



chitoryu12 posted:

Out of curiosity I Googled a few of the words and names, and I couldn't find any results coming up except for online versions of the Superhawks books.

It won't give you much of anything for the names unless the names are derived from a verb or noun (like how Jameel/a means handsome/pretty), but this app is pretty handy for taking a roman alphabet spelling of a word and showing all of the possible Arabic alphabet words it might be.

http://fuzzyarabic.herokuapp.com/

You won't get much for pretty much any of these words though.

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