Can you help me identify this language?

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Can you help me identify this language?

Postby skullturf » Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:01 pm UTC

My friend asked for help identifying the language in this picture.

http://i.imgur.com/X2MQ8VU.jpg

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Re: Can you help me identify this language?

Postby jaap » Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:28 pm UTC


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Re: Can you help me identify this language?

Postby mathmannix » Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:56 pm UTC

So, Arabic (tranliterated into the Latin Alphabet.) Or more specifically, the Iraqi version of Arabic, which is rather different from Arabic in Egypt or Saudi Arabia, for example.
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Re: Can you help me identify this language?

Postby eSOANEM » Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:40 pm UTC

Also, it's a football chant so various bits of grammar have been ignored for the purposes of chant-ability (there may also be nonsense words).
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Re: Can you help me identify this language?

Postby Alexius » Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:57 pm UTC

eSOANEM wrote:Also, it's a football chant so various bits of grammar have been ignored for the purposes of chant-ability (there may also be nonsense words).

I think it's a transcription of match commentary from TV coverage not a chant. Still may not be perfect grammatically, and it does appear to turn into random cheering or become incoherent a few times.

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Re: Can you help me identify this language?

Postby eSOANEM » Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:25 am UTC

Ah yes. I posted that a while after I read the thing. You're quite right. Either way, the random cheering would have made it rather harder to guess the language (if jaap hadn't found a source).
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