Item description for Modern Standard Arabic Verb Clinic by AUC Press...
Verb Clinic is designed to help you master the intricacies of verb forms and usage in Modern Standard Arabic, the formal Arabic written and spoken throughout the contemporary Arab World. With a digital library that includes the full conjugations of over 200 verbs, with all persons, all tenses, optional negation, related prepositions, and your choice of active or passive voice, Verb Clinic provides you with a quick and accurate reference tool for mastering Arabic verbs. The selection of verbs provides the patterns for conjugating virtually every Arabic verb in contemporary use. Verb Clinic has an intuitive, easy-to-use interface that allows you quick access to the verbs that you need. Its language-learning features include: - A digitized library of over 20,000 individual verb conjugations - Quick access to perfect, imperfect, future, imperative, and passive forms of each verb through either browsing or searching the data - Your choice of English, Arabic, or Arabic transliteration as the primary interface script - CD-quality digital recordings of each word by a native speaker of Arabic, along with wave-form plots to provide visual and audio feedback - Ability to record and compare your own pronunciation, repeating as often as needed until you get it right - Ability to write, save, and print your own notes for each word - Printing capabilities that allow you to create fully customized practice sheets - Ability to track your own progress using the "Test Yourself" customizable quiz generator Included in the package: Verb Clinic - CD-ROM Bonus booklet: The Use of Verbs in Modern Standard Arabic Quick reference pronunciation card Access to extended online learning resources Printable grammar guide and drill sheets Installation instructions System requirements: Microsoft Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP, or Macintosh OS X; Pentium 233 or faster processor, 32 MB RAM; 30 MB hard disk space available; 800 x 600 display; 16 bit color; 4x CD drive or h
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Studio: American University in Cairo Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 7.5" Height: 5.5" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2006
Publisher American University in Cairo Press
ISBN 9774249259 ISBN13 9789774249259
Reviews - What do customers think about Modern Standard Arabic Verb Clinic?
Buggy, useless software Jun 14, 2008
When I try to select a listed verb, I get a message about a script error. If I click to continue, the program does not respond to any further input. Installed on Windows XP. Better get the Barron's 501 Arabic Verbs book. It is cheaper and it doesn't crash.
Be very careful my friend Oct 21, 2007
I bought this product and I wanted to install it. I tried to install in on an older win98 se computer and a XP computer. No luck. The big pronblem is that my email requests for support have gone unanswered. These guys are very unprofessional sorry to say that but you've got to test your software and you've got to offer support especially if you're selling aniche market product.
Great tool, unresponsive support Oct 13, 2007
The good: This is a great tool for dealing with Arabic verbs, which are the backbone of any Semitic language, and especially Arabic.
The bad and the ugly: To protect themselves from piracy, the publishers of this software have required activation, and limited each activation code to two computers only. You are supposed to be able to reinstall the software on the same computer multiple times with no problem, and they do provide additional activation codes at no charge for more than two computers, but you have to rely upon them to respond to your e-mail requests for the additional codes, which based on my experience, could be a problem.
Recently I had to reformat my hard drive and reinstall the operating system and all software. Now when I try to activate Verb Clinic an error message refuses to activate based on the erroneous claim that I have already activated on two other computers. OK, stuff like that happens, but I have e-mailed the software publisher four times and received exactly zero responses. I am considering telephoning them in Cairo next, and if all else fails, I will be visiting friends in Cairo in March, 2008, and will pay a personal visit to the publisher's office.
Mixed Review May 5, 2007
I'm writing this review with mixed feelings so please take my comments with the proverbial 'grain of salt.' On the one hand, I was impressed with the format of the software. The Verb Clinic has done an impressive job on putting together a program where the verbs are listed in a clear and precise manner. On the other hand, the first four verbs that I looked up were not to be found: like, live, love, study. This can be a little aggravating when you're using a text-book like Al-Kitab. Also (and here is the 'kicker' for me), the software can only be installed on two computers (the software is 'internet activated with a code so one cannot bypass this restriction). Now I'm really good about complying with copyright laws. If I install software on multiple computers, I make sure that the program is being 'run' on only one of them at a time. Unfortunately, between work, family, and school; I use three computers. Had I known about this restriction, I would not have purchased the software. Worse, when I go to upgrade my machines . . . what then? I'm sure it will probably be an inconvenient process (and not free)? At any rate, please take my comments for what they're worth. Cheers!
A real help! Feb 15, 2007
Learning arabic on your own is quite a task. But with proper tools it becomes quite a lot easier. I chose to supplement the Kitaab fi tacallum al-arabiyaa series with the MSA Verb Clinic - and found really good help!