Kate (mezzogiorno) wrote in linguaphiles,
Kate
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A good place to start with Moroccan Arabic.

 Quite an obvious question given the post's title.  I am interested in learning in Moroccan Arabic but am really wondering just where to begin.  There are few Arabic courses locally, and those are restricted to Egyptian Arabic.  I am a complete débutante in anything to do with Arabic as well, so definitely things with no assumed prior knowledge of anything would be wonderful.

Another question:  Am I going about it the wrong way by wanting to learn the language as it's spoken in Morocco instead of getting a foundation first in Modern Standard Arabic?  Is that going to be detrimental later on, or is it really of no consequence which I learn first so long as I am aware of the fact that practically no one outside of Morocco would have any idea what I was talking about?

Any help would be very much appreciated, language guides, music, even book recommendations on the history of the language and country that you find interesting and relevant.  

Thank you in advance.
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