Video Transcript

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"Amman is…Amman is crazy. I think they have a problem in Amman. It wasn’t designed—or they never expected Amman to get this big. The new Amman is more organized. However, Amman is huge. Amman is congested. Amman is a traffic nightmare. But it’s Amman. Just like we have New York and traffic jams, and that’s what I think of Amman. Amman consists of seven hills. And good luck [connecting] all of those. It’s a nightmare. They tried to have engineers fix the traffic jam by [connecting] those hills, but I think it’s very expensive and it’s not going to happen."

In this video, a Jordanian linguist discusses Jordan's capital city of Amman.