What follows here is also meant to ‘open a door’. If you go through this door, you will find a very special treasure.

You will discover two principles that govern much of the Arabic language.

These principles will help you infer or work out the meaning of many words. They will also help you to ‘produce’ words that you may need. These two principles are

the root system and

the pattern system.

Both can be found in all Semitic languages, e.g. in Arabic and Hebrew.