Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases by Grenville Kleiser

By Grenville Kleiser

Behold 15,000 of the main valuable words to be came upon at any place. Use those uniques words to extend your writing skill and to attract humans to learn your works. Written over eighty years in the past by means of the bright and beautifully literate Grenville Kleiser and now republished in 2008 by means of electronic Legend Press. 6x9 exchange Paperback 415 pages.

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No. I (1929), pp. 141·55· 10 Arabia, the cradle of the Semites THE PRE-ISLAMIC AGE PART I the physical features of the peoples who spoke these languages have revealed likewise impressive points of resemblance. The linguistic kinship is, therefore, but a manifestation of a wellmarked general unity of type. This type was characterized by deep religious instinct, vivid imagination, pronounced individuality and marked ferocity. The inference is inescapable: the ancestors of these various peoples-Babylonians, Assyrians, Chaldaeans, Amorites, Aramaeans, Phoenicians, Hebrews, Arabians and Abyssinians-before they became thus differentiated must have lived at some time in the same place as one people.

97· SeeR. Meinertzhagen, Tlze Birds of Arabia (Edinburgh, 1954). a T. E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom {New York, 1936), pp. 269-70. II THE ARABIAN PENINSULA 21 Parthenon. In the Egyptian, Assyro-Babylonian and early Persian records the Arabian appears as a cameleer, not as a cavalier. 1 In Xerxes' army, intent upon the conquest of Greece, the Arabs rode camels. , denies the existence of the horse in the peninsula. Renowned for its physical beauty, endurance, intelligence and touching devotion to its master, the Arabian thoroughbred (ku(eayliin) is the exemplar from which all Western ideas about the good-breeding of horseflesh have been derived.

Both are dolichocephalic (long-headed) members of the Mediterranean race. But the Southerners have a considerable coastal element that is brachycephalic (round-headed), with a broad jaw and aquiline nose, flat cheeks and abundant hair, characteristic of the Armenoid (Hittite, Hebrew) type. It is an intrusive element borne to South Arabia perhaps by sea from the north-east. 1 The South Arabians were the first to rise to prominence and develop a civilization of their own. The North Arabians did not step on to the stage of international affairs until the advent of Islam.

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