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    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?...
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    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

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    Thanks for that...nice to know there are some similarities...

    Is Balochi completely different from the rest?...

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    More or less. The Baloch are quite separate from the rest anyways.
    Which language are you strong at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastBowler View Post
    More or less. The Baloch are quite separate from the rest anyways.
    Which language are you strong at?
    I wouldnt say Im strong at but I speak Urdu reasonably well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looney View Post
    Punjabi + Pashto = Hindko
    how accurate is that?


    are there pushto words in hindko

    i have always thought of hindko as a dilaect of punjabi
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by TAK View Post

    i have always thought of hindko as a dilaect of punjabi
    It certainly sounds like it - is very close to Photohari.




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    Quote Originally Posted by TAK View Post
    how accurate is that?


    are there pushto words in hindko

    i have always thought of hindko as a dilaect of punjabi
    no there isnt...i understand my mums side when they speak but cant speak it myself...there are barely any pashto words

    its just a diff dialect of punjabi lol

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    Urdu = no swears
    Punjabi= All the swear that you can think of




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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ View Post
    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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    sta sa num day

    that defo isnt a diff dialect

    that sounds like satan amsa day lol...

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VD2F...ayer_embedded#

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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.

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