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3.0 out of 5 stars
Moroccan Arabic Shnoo the Hell is going on Hnaa?, 18 Nov. 2009
The author of the book is very influenced by the northern accent / dialect of Morocco; this seems to have place limitations on the Moroccan arabic as a whole.
As a native speaker, I would've loved to see a wider selection of dialects from various regions of Morocco.
Alas! The author must've spent a longer period of his time, while compiling the book, in the north: Tangiers,Tetouan and Fés,...etc.
In addition, some of the transliterations in the book were not accurate in terms of the prunounciation; this obviously would have adverse outcomes as they will lead the non-native speaker into conveying a completely different meaning to what he/she intends to say.
On the whole, this edition is not by far the best as it has shortcomings and leaves so much to be desired. Let us hope that the future may bring about a different author who will cover more regions and become more familiar with the different dialects before submitting his/her book for publication!