In previous posts, I've suggested that the long-winded nature of Latin-based languages like Italian and French are more long-winded than Nordic and Germanic ones and that this may have an impact on how much speakers of such languages use gestures when speaking (HERE & HERE).
I don't read a word of Arabic, nor do I know what an 'IDF Room' is. But I was intrigued enough by this notice on a wall in my hotel in Dubai to get my camera out:
On the face of it, it looks like a serious competitor to one from an Italian notice posted last year (HERE):
But, whereas three syllables of English were enough to translate nine syllables of Italian, I have no idea how many beats are depicted in the Arabic writing above (or whether the English version 'cheats' by using an acronym that defies translation).
Nor do I know whether native speakers of Arabic are reputed to gesticulate more vigorously than native speakers of English.
So today's question is to ask whether anyone can shed any light on these intriguing questions?