University: Lebanese American University (LAU) Degree:
Some of the Lebanese words were derived from different languages such as Persian, Turkish, Greek, English, Syriac, Italian and French. Though we use them daily, we are, most of the time, not aware of their origins. Loughaniz is an urban dictionary that shows the origin of each word. It is designed in a way that helps Lebanese people understand better the spoken language. In this project, I have taken the challenge to alter the formal structure of a dictionary and use instead a unique, interactive, and entertaining approach. Each illustrated word is accompanied by a short description, in addition to its origin and its meaning in the Arabic dictionary.