The Similarities And Differences Between Arabic And English

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1. Introduction Every language carries certain features that distinguish it from other languages although the languages descendent from the same origin portrays greater resemblances than the ones descending from different families, the similarities and differences are what make learning another language an easy task or an exhausting one. In the field of linguistics, the study of the internal structure of words- since words are the elements constructing any language and they are generally accepted as being the smallest units of any language syntax, it is clear that in most (if not all) languages, words can be related to other words by rules for any language speakers can recognize the words and their relations from their tacit knowledge of the rules of word-formation. These rules are understood by the native speaker and reflect specific patterns in the way words are formed from smaller units and how those smaller units interact in speech. In this way, morphology is the branch of linguistics that studies patterns of word-formation within and across languages, and attempts to formulate rules that model the knowledge of the speakers and learners of those languages.

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