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Classical Arabic

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  1. (CA), also known as Qur'anic or Koranic Arabic, is the form of the Arabic language used in literary texts from Umayyad and Abbasid times (7th to 9th centuries)

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  2. based largely on the Medieval language of Hijazi tribes of Qurayš (which contrasted somewhat with the speech of Najdi and adjoining tribal areas). Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) is the direct descendent used in writing and in formal speaking, for exam

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  3. While the lexis and stylistics of Modern Standard Arabic are different from Classical Arabic, the morphology and syntax have remained basically unchanged (though MSA uses a subset of the syntactic structures available in CA)

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  4. The vernacular dialects, however, have changed more dramatically

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  5. Both CA and MSA are normally called (الفصحى) in Arabic

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