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It would ill become me, in addressing Members of the University of Oxford, to begin by urging the importance of a study of the Arabic language. Such a preface might be in place before a popular assembly with narrow notions not only of language but even of what constitutes utility. A learned body which cultivates with activity and success every branch of knowledge does not need to be persuaded that one of the most perfect and beautiful forms of human speech, one of the most widely extended, most enduring, and most influential languages of the world is worthy of the attention of its students.
Livre de Lyon
Language, Arabic language, Arabic grammar
Arabic Studies | Linguistics
Chenery, Thomas, "The Arabic Language" (2020). Philology. 9.