Ajam (Future Arabic)
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Ajam is a futuristic dialect of Arabic, intended to be used in fiction. Writers are invited to use Ajam freely in their work, so long as the language's inventor provides the translation and/or approves the writer's own translation, so as to preserve the quality of the language's corpus.

Ajam was inspired in part by Frank Herbert's Fremen language, derived from Arabic—which sucks.

It is designed to be aesthetically pleasing in fiction literature, while also being realistically dynamic as a descendant of Arabic. The phonology has been simplified, like in Fremen, so that pronunciation is approachable to English speakers. At the same time, certain challenging aspects of Arabic phonology have been retained for flavor. Finally, unique components have been added here and there to give Ajam its own identity.

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