Wednesday, June 3, 2009


My Arabic textbook has incredible illustrations. The book lists a "designer," Dr. Ahmad Afiifi, who I assume is the artist (and perhaps the caligrapher). I am learning some adjectives, which are being presented through opposites. Some are pretty straightforward.

Short and tall, for example.

Some are more strange and troubling. This one is a favorite...

Any guesses?

Pretty and ugly! Pretty scary ideas about prettiness and ugliness.

And this one? It is trickier.
On the right the man is wearing a hat that is too small; on the left it is too large. The adjectives are narrow and wide.

There are other illustrations, which are quite dramatic. This guy is...


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