It’s #ReviewFriday !!
My Arabic teacher has suggested that I listen to this song by Egyptian singer Aida el Ayoubi:
Aida el Ayoubi (Arabic: عايدة الأيوبي; born 1964) is an Egyptian singer, songwriter and guitarist. She also has German Kurdish heritage. She graduated from The American University in Cairo in the mid-1980s, and gained fame in the early 1990s in Egypt and the Middle East. Aida el-Ayoubi is a graduate of Deutsche Evangelische Oberschule in Cairo and The American University in Cairo where she majored in Computer Science.
She completed three albums before going into a career hiatus following her first-born. She is well known in Egypt and many other Arab countries for her romantic music and her soft voice. She is best known for her hit song A’ala Baly which appeared on her first album. Aida’s heartfelt lyrics and beautiful, soothing voice were the keys to her success till this day. [Wikipedia]
so there we goooooo 😀
She also pasted the lyrics for me:
- I think Aida is speaking Egyptian ammiya here, based on certain words
- She is also definitely pronouncing words in the Egyptian way, i.e. skipping the initial ق, going hard on ج and softer than I expected on خ
- She’s talking to someone called Nunu and mentioning windows, the sky, a house, time, the Earth, tall doors and something that this Nunu has! Yeah!!
I shall work on a proper translation as soon as I have the chance, in between my actual Arabic lessons, correcting my past homework and producing some other new one 😉 Meanwhile, I’m happy to now have Aida el Ayoubi in my YouTube repertoire hehe! Goodnight peopleee