Don't worry, Pacifica is compiling a nice arabic grammar in Latin, it'll be just what you need when she's through with it.Native language is English (grew up with a very non-standard dialect).
French, near-fluency, can understand/read Spanish and Italian to varying degrees, and I have a very messy familiarity with Arabic. Read Latin.
How do you find the sounds? All the finely-distinguished gutturals and emphatics? I need to reopen my Arabic study. Years in Saudi Arabia and I find my understanding of spoken Arabic comes and goes. Sometimes I'll suddenly understand everything being said and other times nothing.Is seriously doubt I'll ever become truly proficient in Arabic, or in any other language but the three I'm already proficient in. It's probably too late for that.
The written form I feel is actually the easiest part; there's very little tricky orthography to it (hamza and third-person masculine plural verb endings come to mind). The dialects are a bit of a worry, but they're not all mutually unintelligible. All Middle Eastern dialects can understand each other, in my observation.Arabic is a hard language for a foreigner in any number of ways, which is exceptional: pronunciation, written form, grammar are all generally problematic, and if that weren't enough, the modern language sprouts mutually incomprehensible dialects.