Does it seem to you that most of the written Darija you see is in latin letters rather than in Arabic ones? Any ideas why that might be? I know it’s a long shot, but do you know of any academic/scientific study of this issue? I imagine it would be controversial…
Darija is written in Latin letters by people learining Darija because they eigher don’t know the Arabic letters or it’s better to learn this way. Moroccans only use Latin letters in messages or with computers. If that’s more than the writing in Arabic letters is hard to say, because formal writings are with Arabic letters BUT in MSA and never in Darija.
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re. latinisation of darija
I noticed that Moroccans and Algerians do use latin letters a lot more than we do