Arabic is really difficult for English speakers – it has a very exotic sound inventory and grammar. But, since it’s close to Hebrew, the grammar is pretty similar, and though the sounds aren’t, I’m good at weird accents 😉 It’s different enough from Hebrew to be exotic, and close enough to not be too complicated. And I find it a really beautiful language!
And there’s the writing system, that’s actually pretty easy once you understand it – almost no weird spellings like in Hebrew and English 🙂
I was talking about the friend you were trying to reach with the gospel – how is it going?
My friends are good, though 🙂
You don't need to see the wind itself in order to hear the rustling leaves.
I guess I’m not the only one who wants to learn Hebrew here. I agree with you on English; it really is an insane language. I know some Spanish, and although it’s got a lot of past tenses, the spelling and forms are a lot simpler.
I don’t know if anyone has mentioned him yet, but C. S. Lewis is a great author who might be famous enough to be translated. He wrote Christian fiction and nonfiction, and though his theology can get a little weird he has some great thoughts. (You might already know about him, who knows.)
I hope I see you around!
What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.
-1 Corinthians 15:36b