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Post by Winged Isis » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:06 pm

What's the Arabic for jerboa? :|


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Post by TonyC » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:21 pm

First, I had to find out what a jerboa is! My Collins Dictionary says the word is derived from the Arabic yarbu' – and the 'u' has a dash over it. But at least now I can throw 'jerboa' into a conversation! :lol:

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Post by Who2 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:34 pm

One has to translate, 'yani al arabi...'small jumpy things that are always happy cause? they's a jumping,jumping. They come in all sizes, deep in the desert once we watched one like the size of a small wallaby, he was at least 8" tall or small and boy he jumped over everything around us jump, jump, jump oh! and this one was pure white.
All related to guinea pigs I believe, the jumpy ones just grew big legs and jumped off into the void, oh! yes and in Australia very very big jerboa's in Australia, what's that all about then? the mind boggles... 8)
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Post by Lisak » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:11 pm

And it was one of those I saw behind the Ramasseum cafe this time last year with Shareen.
Anyone else seen one?
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Post by Winged Isis » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:20 pm

I knew someone would be able to help!

I have bought the Metropolitan Museum of Art book One Blue Hippo which is a counting-to-ten book for rug-rats, and it features ancient Egyptian artifacts in its collection, including "3 little jerboas"! I also bought the accompanying blue hippo soft toy, for a friend's child in my husband's village. I am going to get him to write the text in Arabic under the English.

Mmm, Dr, we have ém in all sizes from incy-wincy small to huuuuuuuge! Oops! No, my mistake, they are called Red Kangaroos! :lol:

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Post by Miriamkhalifa » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:30 am

Can anyone show me a picture of such a creature?? :lol:
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Post by Winged Isis » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:46 am

Sorry Mirry, I'm not tech enough! :roll: Just imagine a teeny kangaroo-like critter..
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Post by Who2 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:53 pm

Here's a picture of a Jerboa on his holidays.....
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And here is a desert Kangaroo..........
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Both love to jump, jumpy jumpy jump........8)
PS: It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see why they jump.....does it?

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Post by Winged Isis » Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:21 pm

So perfectly designed for their environment! Allah akbah!
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Post by Countessa » Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:47 pm

Winged Isis wrote:... which is a counting-to-ten book for rug-rats
Do you know, I've only just realised what Rugrats are! (all this time I've been thinking it's nothing more than a Disney cartoon!).
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Post by Winged Isis » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:45 am

Otherwise known as ankle-biters! :snig:
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Post by Kevininabydos » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:48 pm

Here a picture of the rarer long eared Jerboa.

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Post by Countessa » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:59 pm

My word... it's a mouse / bat / rabbit / mini kangaroo!!!!!
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Post by Winged Isis » Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:05 pm

Would I lie?! :lol: Cute as, huh?
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Post by Winged Isis » Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:08 pm

Would I lie?! :lol: Cute as, huh? The figurines photographed in the book have mouse-size ears.
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