Posts tagged arabic
Posts tagged arabic
IT LIVES! IT LIVES!!! AT LAST, IT LIVES!!!!! XD *cackles maniacally, all mad-scientist-y like* Episode 2 of Eclectica is now, finally LIVE! SQUEEEEE!!!!! XD
I had a -hell- of a time w/this one, so it makes the payoff that much sweeter now that it’s done. ^_^ I hope y’all enjoy! ^_^
This is freakin’ neat!
I’m a bit of a linguaphile so I apologize if this bores some people, but I figured other bellydancers might be interested in the Arabic language too. ^_^ (And hey, if you’re not, this could still prove a nifty resource for your own naming purposes. ^_^)
A lot of people -native speakers included- have a trouble telling ض and ظ apart, and when writing a word the trouble is double! so, what to do? when in doubt, ض. Why? because ظ comes in 32 word only, and the words are(note: I’ll write the ظ with z but remember the pronunciation here -if you know how abu dhabi sounds like-):
- حظ | Haz: Luck.
- حفظ | Hefz: Save / keep / memorize.
- حظر |hazr: Forbid.
- حظوة | hazwah: Prestige.
- ظلم |zulm: Injustice.
- ظليم |zaleem: The male ostriches.
- ظبي | zabi : Elk / deer.
- ظبة | zabah: The tip of the sword.
- ظعن | za’an: Traveling with women.
- ظرف | zarf: Envelope / circumstance.
- ظرافة | zarafh: Amiability / humor / wittiness.
- ظنّ |zann: Supposition / misgiving.
- ظل |zel : Shadow, and ظلّ | zall:remain/still.
- ظفر |zafar: Win.
- ظهر |zuhur: Noon.
- ظماء | zamaa: Thirst.
- كظم | kazm: Repress.
- لحظ | lahz: Gaze / look.
- لفظ | lafz : Pronounce / say / eject.
- نظم | nazum: Poetize / organize.
- نظافة | nazafah: Cleanliness.
- نظر | nazar: Sight / theorize.
- عظم | ‘azm: Bone /glory.
- عظيم | ‘azeem: Great / magnificent.
- عظل | ‘azal: Distress.
- غيظ | ghaiz: Rage.
- فظاظة | fazazah: Rudeness.
- فظاعة | faza’ah: Atrocity / ugliness/ horridness.
- تقريظ | taqrez: Praising someone with poetry.
- مواظبة | moazabah: Perseverance / sedulity.
- وظيفة | wazifah: Job / function / role.
- يقظة | yaqazah: Wake / vigilance / watchfulness.
WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME THIS BEFORE?!?!
I have been searching for this movie (in English) for what feels like forEVER. And now, thanks to the lovely Alia Thabit, it’s here! XD
To those of you who’ve seen it, what did you think..? And to those of you who will see it, come back to me once it’s done and let me know your thoughts, too. ^_^
For now, I reserve the right to not state my thoughts.. ‘cause frankly, I’m sort of on the fence about a few things. ;) How ‘bout you..?
(And if you don’t read Arabic, just use Google Translate to help sort out the page for you, like I did. ;))
Beautiful costume, beautiful dancing! What energy and exuberance!
Merry & Blessed Christmas, everyone. ^_^ ♥ ♥ ♥
I am an artist as well as a bellydancer; so when two of my most favorite realms combine, I am absolutely thrilled. ^_^
These are all from the same site where I found my Odalisque image; which I found a few days after posting her- during a stint of further site investigation. ^_^ This is merely a selection of a few of my favorites from the same “Orientalism” page, as there were soooo many pretties, it was hard to choose!
..I’m not sure why so many of them are topless.. (maybe some Westerners’ images of the bellydancer in each varying era, or perhaps artists’ desires being projected onto their models..?), but as long as you’re not offended by bare, beautiful, curves, I’d highly recommend you surf on over to Onok-Art. They have TONS GORGEOUS, classical, bellydance-based pieces over there! ^_^
Soon there will be posts w/other more modern belly-art featured (including a few works by yours truly), but for now, I hope you enjoy these period pieces. :) Woohoo for the great art masters! :D
Loving this in every possible way. ^_^
Here, have some bad-ass belly-able music. ^_^ I love this one. It always makes me groove- whether I’m sitting down or not! :D