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Proposal: Arabic Language

I don't think the current proposal definition:

Proposed Q&A site for people who want to learn the Arabic language

is befitting for the site we would like to build, as well as it is a bit unclear and limited. I have been looking at the definitions of three other language sites which I will list below, and looking at the current example questions I would like to propose a new definition.

The definition of the language sites I was looking at are:

German Language:

Q&A site for students having questions about German, expert speakers of German wanting to discuss the finer points of the language and translation questions from any language to German.

English Language & Usage:

Q&A site for linguists, etymologists, and (serious) English language enthusiasts

English Language Learners:

Q&A site for speakers of other languages learning English.

Proposal: The definition for this proposal that I think would be good to change to is:

Proposed Q&A site for non-Arabic speakers and students who want to learn or are learning the Arabic language. This site is for Arabic linguists, and the experts in the various and many sciences of the language who want to discuss finer points of the Arabic Language.


موقع سؤال وجواب مقترحة للناطقين وغير الناطقين باللغة العربية، وللطلاب على جميع مستوياتهم، وللعلماء والمتخصصين في علوم اللغة المتشعبة الذين يرغبون مناقشة النقاط الدقيقة لها.

I intend this to promote some discussion, and any suggestions in regards to how to change or improve the current site definition.

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    أوافقك تماما %100 – user107161 May 14 '14 at 23:20
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    "Proposed Q&A site for people who want to learn the Arabic language" sounds like a free online course for learning Arabic. – Earthliŋ May 15 '14 at 13:35
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    @Earthliŋ that line is still in the new proposal too, it is merely expanded to include the fact that the site is also for more than just those who seek to understand Arabic; besides the questions on the site would have to be on-topic and just like on Stackoverflow I doubt very much that free on-line course type questions would be on topic for a SE site – Sammaye Jun 30 '14 at 9:42
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I agree, and would suggest a more refined version:

Proposed Q&A site for non-native & native Arabic Language learners, linguists & experts to discuss finer points of the language.

اقتراح إنشاء موقع أسئلة وأجوبة يضم المتعلمين، اللغويين، والخبراء بمجالات اللغة العربية ليناقشوا ما يتعلق بهذه اللغة.

  • من ومتى سيقوم بتحديث تعريف هذه المقترح؟ – user107161 May 23 '14 at 15:32
  • @Anonymous only privileged users can update the definition. I think they are the proposal owner and moderators in this case. – Tamer Shlash May 23 '14 at 16:10
  • @مجاهد how about this? – Tamer Shlash May 26 '14 at 17:54
  • This overly verbose description means that we cannot fit both the Arabic and English versions (over by about 53 characters). I made the change, but feel free to try again. I suggest "native & non-native" and the whole "various fields of language" section might be largely unnecessary. – Robert Cartaino May 27 '14 at 17:25
  • @RobertCartaino could the Arabic part fit now? if not, then would removing the "Arabic Language" from the "Arabic Language learners" make more space? – مجاهد May 27 '14 at 17:29
  • @RobertCartaino does it fit now? – Tamer Shlash May 27 '14 at 17:31
  • @TamerShlash "والخبراء مجالات الغة" should be "والخبراء في مجالات اللغة" – مجاهد May 27 '14 at 17:34
  • @مجاهد Just edited it :) – Tamer Shlash May 27 '14 at 17:34
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    @TamerShlash I was also referring to "الغة" there should be two Lam (اللغة) – مجاهد May 27 '14 at 17:36
  • That's done it. The definition is now 246 letters, less than the 250 limit. – Tamer Shlash May 27 '14 at 17:40

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