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Ahmad Al-Jallad
A inscription states /galasa mew-warl/ "he haulted on account of a monitor lizard". A strange thing to write but we did the same when we encountered this little guy. Can you see the /warl/ among the basalt? The local Bedouin rejoice when they see this creature (cont.)
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Ahmad Al-Jallad 16 May 18
Replying to @Safaitic
Because it means there are no snakes around. The warl has a voracious appetite for viper! I enquired whether the lizard itself is tasty and the answer was a firm no! If you want lizard, the tail of the ḍabb is the way to go, also attested in Safaitic!
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Abdul_1984 16 May 18
Replying to @Safaitic
Mr. Jallad I am glad ur on twitter and I hugely appreciate your work. I have a question that's been nagging on me since I started reading your papers. The vast majority of pre-Islamic inscriptions closest to Quranic Arabic are not found in the home-birth areas of Islam: central
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Abdul_1984 16 May 18
Replying to @Safaitic
or southern Hijaz. How do you explain this?
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Dr. ruwaishid 18 May 18
Replying to @Safaitic
This is north of Saudi , are you still there?
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Ahmad Al-Jallad 18 May 18
Replying to @RElrowaily
These photographs are from Northeastern Jordan, near Ruwayshid. Alas, I am back in Europe.
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Ahmad Al-Jallad Dec 12
Yes same word
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