North African Dictionary
The Maghrebi dictionary, which is meant to cover Libyan to Moroccan but mainly focuses on Moroccan currently, was a test of linguistic skills and ability to expand what I know of Arabic to a new range of dialects with which I was largely unfamiliar. I taught myself the basics of the Moroccan dialect by going through textbooks and academic papers and listening to simple audio clips. Due to a combination of lack of time and unfamiliarity with the dialect, I relied heavily on friends, more so than I did for the other dialects I had worked on previously, to review and edit the entries to make sure they were accurate. I have been fortunate enough over the years to have met people from all over the Arabic-speaking countries and have their support on this project. The Maghrebi dictionary is an important step to giving recognition to the North African dialects and tying them into the broader colloquial conglomeration.