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    Is the correct word 'bahir' or 'bahar' ?..plz end my misery!

    First thing first, please forgive me if you find the question too simplistic to start a thread for or that it should've been started in the language forum but the thing is that it has irritated me so much that I couldn't help asking it here!

    So since when the urdu word 'bahar' ( outside, out etc ) became 'bahir' ?

    I ask this because more and more people in Pakistan have started pronouncing 'bahar' as 'bahir' while in most of the Urdu speaking areas like karachi as well as in many parts of India, it is still pronounced as 'bahar'.
    in fact I even remember Salman Khan taking Mickey out of Veena Malik for pronouncing the word as 'bahir' in the last season of bigger boss 5

    Now ironically speaking one can't even think of the word 'bahar' as being mispronounced by the karachites/ Urdu speaking community since those who are aware of their culture know it very well that if anything they have this irritating tendency of unnecessarily putting 'i' / ' e' ( zayr) sound in words I.e 'tabil' for table, 'cabil' for kable, 'sevin' for seven, 'iskool' for school, etc

    Damn, I am confused, please help me solve this irritating bahiiiiiiiiir sound!
    Last edited by Aly; 10th December 2011 at 16:59.

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    I do believe its baahar.


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    bahar is correct.

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    People who are new to urdu or money often say Bahiiir

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    ^^ all above is true, also bahar is outside in PAshto i believe


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    Haha I used to say patao instead of batao...still can't shake the habit


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    bahar meaning "spring" or "outside"



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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah22 View Post
    bahar meaning "spring" or "outside"
    baahar = outside

    bahaar = spring

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    Same dilemma as 'Kya' Vs 'Kia'

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    okay I noticed that I say Bahir my whole family say bahir hec I've never come across anyone saying bahar. But it's not too much of a i it's more like baher.



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    Quote Originally Posted by spaceshot View Post
    Same dilemma as 'Kya' Vs 'Kia'
    its Kya, Kia is a car manufacturer.


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    Always said bahar.

    "bahar nikal"

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    Quote Originally Posted by spaceshot View Post
    Same dilemma as 'Kya' Vs 'Kia'
    Should be "Kya" for "what", since "ki(y)a" is to denote action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aly View Post
    First thing first, please forgive me if you find the question too simplistic to start a thread for or that it should've been started in the language forum but the thing is that it has irritated me so much that I couldn't help asking it here!

    So since when the urdu word 'bahar' ( outside, out etc ) became 'bahir' ?

    I ask this because more and more people in Pakistan have started pronouncing 'bahar' as 'bahir' while in most of the Urdu speaking areas like karachi as well as in many parts of India, it is still pronounced as 'bahar'.
    in fact I even remember Salman Khan taking Mickey out of Veena Malik for pronouncing the word as 'bahir' in the last season of bigger boss 5

    Now ironically speaking one can't even think of the word 'bahar' as being mispronounced by the karachites/ Urdu speaking community since those who are aware of their culture know it very well that if anything they have this irritating tendency of unnecessarily putting 'i' / ' e' ( zayr) sound in words I.e 'tabil' for table, 'cabil' for kable, 'sevin' for seven, 'iskool' for school, etc

    Damn, I am confused, please help me solve this irritating bahiiiiiiiiir sound!
    Asal mein "bahar" hota hai.

    Lo ab hal kar di tumhari mushkil, ab apne dimaag se yeh tension bahiirr nikal phainko

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    bahar

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    i say bahir

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ View Post
    its Kya, Kia is a car manufacturer.
    I dont have a dilemma about that.
    Few of my pakistani frnds write Kia and always stress upon it being kia.

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    I say baahar. Always.


    #JusticeForFawad

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    I think I say both

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    I believe Bahar is the correct word

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ View Post
    its Kya, Kia is a car manufacturer.
    Kya khayal hai

    Kia - tum ne apna kaam kia ? ( keeya)

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    i say baahir, guess ive been wrong all this time.

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    bahar is correct.

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    during conversations i say bahar. however on reading text i pronounce it as bahir. dont know why

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