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Old Jun 11th 2009, 7:29 pm
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Why do I get car sick in taxis here? I was fine in the suicidal Egyptiam taxis but every time I'm in a cab here for more than a few minutes I feel awful. I had a meeting near the sooq today and almost threw up when I got out of the cab. Is it just me?
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Old Jun 12th 2009, 7:21 am
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Yes its just you...
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Old Jun 13th 2009, 7:58 am
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Old Jun 13th 2009, 10:07 am
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Why do I get car sick in taxis here? I was fine in the suicidal Egyptiam taxis but every time I'm in a cab here for more than a few minutes I feel awful. I had a meeting near the sooq today and almost threw up when I got out of the cab. Is it just me?
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Souq.
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Souq.
hmmm - I thought it was Souk
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hmmm - I thought it was Souk
I think it's actually 'Suq'


Anyway - it def ain't sooq
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I think it's actually 'Suq'


Anyway - it def ain't sooq
Golly that's a new one .... I was just thinking of the ARTE SOUK
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I think it's actually 'Suq'


Anyway - it def ain't sooq
The arabic word is spelled with a "q" not a "k" سوق so it should end in a q the but I think the correct transliteration is Souq....
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Golly that's a new one .... I was just thinking of the ARTE SOUK
my initial response was from google and souq.com so who knows?!?

Mirriam webster likes the translation from arabic 'suq' to english 'souk' and doesn't list souq.......which doesn't make much sense to me unless translation has become phonetic.

and...yeah - i know the arabic suq is actually not made up of an 's', a 'u' and a 'q'...but really it's a bunch of squiggly lines.

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From Arabic سُوق (sūq), from Aramaic שוקא or ܫܘܩܐ (šūqā’), “‘street, market’”), from Akkadian sūqu (“‘street’”), from sāqu (“‘narrow’
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my initial response was from google and souq.com so who knows?!?

Mirriam webster likes the translation from arabic 'suq' to english 'souk' and doesn't list souq.......which doesn't make much sense to me unless translation has become phonetic.

and...yeah - i know the arabic suq is actually not made up of an 's', a 'u' and a 'q'...but really it's a bunch of squiggly lines.

Yeah, makes absolutely no sense. I done a degree in Arabic but never wrote transliterated Arabic so I could be wrong
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From Arabic سُوق (sūq), from Aramaic שוקא or ܫܘܩܐ (šūqā’), “‘street, market’”), from Akkadian sūqu (“‘street’”), from sāqu (“‘narrow’
I knew you'd be here at some point!

So what's the correct translation to english?


Anyway - i don't get sick in taxi's. Anxious / shocked / terrified, yes often, but sick no.
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Yeah, makes absolutely no sense. I done a degree in Arabic but never wrote transliterated Arabic so I could be wrong
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From Arabic سُوق (sūq), from Aramaic שוקא or ܫܘܩܐ (šūqā’), “‘street, market’”), from Akkadian sūqu (“‘street’”), from sāqu (“‘narrow’
Wow - from Maltese ...... SUQ = market and saqu (Narrow) is so close to sqaq which means an alley which is narrow

Oh well most of us know that maltese is 65% arabic but written in the "english" alphabet!!

There you go - learn something every day
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