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1st November 2010, 01:21 #1
How mutually intelligible are Pakistan's languages...
The title tells it all really...
My Urdu is so so...was wondering how or of other languages in Pakistan were mutually intelligible with Urdu or with each other...so Balochi, Urdu, Pashto, Seraiki, Sindhi, Panjabi...how similar are they?...
Last edited by shaykh1985; 1st November 2010 at 02:37.
2nd November 2010, 19:11 #2
Punjabi + Sindhi = Seraiki
Punjabi + Pashto = Hindko
Urdu is more similar to Farsi , Arabic , Turkish but after partition , You will get a different taste of Urdu wherever you go in PAkistan
2nd November 2010, 20:14 #3
Thanks for that...nice to know there are some similarities...
Is Balochi completely different from the rest?...
1st December 2010, 01:18 #4First Class Star
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More or less. The Baloch are quite separate from the rest anyways.
Which language are you strong at?
8th January 2011, 21:05 #5
9th January 2011, 08:44 #6
9th January 2011, 14:22 #7
As an urdu speaker, I find it very easy to make sense of spoken Punjabi.
I really dont understand URDU speaking people when they think Punjabi is some version of Greek !
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9th January 2011, 14:39 #8
9th January 2011, 22:40 #9
9th January 2011, 22:48 #10
Urdu = no swears
Punjabi= All the swear that you can think of
9th January 2011, 22:52 #11
Punjabi, one can pick up quite easily.
Sindhi, Balochi are very difficult, can't make sense of them at all.
dunno what Saraiki, Hindko, Potohari sound like, so not sure.
and of course Pushto, well, we can all understand that, can't we
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9th January 2011, 23:20 #12
11th January 2011, 12:48 #13
sta sa num day
that defo isnt a diff dialect
that sounds like satan amsa day lol...
7th February 2011, 14:17 #14
This is what we speak at home when not speaking English
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15th December 2014, 14:36 #15Local Club Regular
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Bumping this thread
I don't think any of the languages in Pakistan are mutually intelligible apart from Punjabi and Seraiki, and maybe Hindko/Pahari/Potohari and the other dialects of Punjabi.
Pashto,Sindhi,Balochi,Brahui and the exotic languages up north are very different from each other and the languages I've mentioned above.