Bel Masry Keda
A research-based design project that deconstructs the different levels of Formal and Informal Egyptian Arabic, providing an alternative interpretation of the Modern-Day Egyptian language. According to research, Egypt is one of the prominent cases of Diglossia; where two languages (or two varieties of the same language) are used under different conditions within a community, often by the same speakers. While we use two different varieties in Egypt; Modern Standard Arabic (Formal) and Egyptian Spoken Arabic (Informal), they are not the only linguistic forms used for communication. Analysis of the written language highlights more than one form, with different combinations used to deliver different ideas or messages. By dissecting and categorising data collected from research, the project showcases real-life examples from offline and online mediums, demonstrating 5 variants of language and how these variants are combined to create different levels. In doing so, the project reflects the complex, yet fluid nature of the language used in Egypt
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Fawzy, Ingy, "Bel Masry Keda" (2019). Capstone and Graduation Projects. 165.
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