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To My Fellow Hindus..  
User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1496 times:

I'm kinda relearning my own damn culture (again) and in all the combinations of our alphabet, I noticed we have no equivalent to the English letter "F"

My mom says she just uses the second stressed "Pa" instead.  irked 

How do you say phone, festival, fanatic, etc? We can't say F-words, so to speak?


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User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1489 times:

You don't.
''tat will be pive dolar n pipty pive tzenst, sir.''
Quoting the fellow paqistani from my Chicago Laundromat.

Mike



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User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1483 times:

Quoting AR1300 (Reply 1):
Quoting the fellow paqistani from my Chicago Laundromat.

Uh...was that Pakistani a Hindu?

Quoting Lehpron (Thread starter):
in all the combinations of our alphabet

Are you learning Sanskrit or Hindi?



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User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1482 times:

Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 2):
Uh...was that Pakistani a Hindu?

Urdu.Whatever that is.But still, spoke in this way.Indians spoke in the same way too.

mike



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User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1479 times:

Quoting AR1300 (Reply 3):
Urdu.Whatever that is.But still, spoke in this way.Indians spoke in the same way too.

Urdu is a language...Hinduism is a religion...see the difference?  Wink



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User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1473 times:

I hear.So what lenguage do these guys speak??

Mike



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User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1471 times:

Urdu is the language spoken in Pakistan. India has something like 20 languages with a zillion different dialects. I don't think there is a specific "Hindu" language....but if there was one then that would be Sanskrit...I guess.


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User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1468 times:

I get it.Thx.

mike



They don't call us Continental for nothing.
User currently offlineYYZAeroEng From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 165 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1459 times:

As a Hindu of West Indian decent, my experience with language is a lot different than that of Hindus from India. The local dialect of English (it usually referred to Patwa) changes from island to island. You'll find words and phrases that are derived from Hindi/Flemish/Spanish/French. As a kid have a Trinidadian and a Guyaneese parent, it made learning the names of things (especially foodstuffs) challenging.

Rohan



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1423 times:

Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 4):
Urdu is a language...Hinduism is a religion...see the difference?

Hindi is a Language.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3836 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1418 times:

Quoting AR1300 (Reply 1):
''tat will be pive dolar n pipty pive tzenst, sir.''
Quoting the fellow paqistani from my Chicago Laundromat.

You pay $5.55 for your laundry? Looks like you've got a whole lot of Skidmarks in your undies  Smile !
(Sorry Andy!  old  Wink



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User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1408 times:

Apology accepted Birdwatching, lol.

Actually, all the different accents and pronunciations you hear around the world make the English language an amazing thing. Apart from some obscure Scottish dialects that no-one understands - or wants too Big grin

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1356 times:

LOL @ Birdwatching! (at Andy's expense, of course  Wink )

Now, Lehpron, I'm not Hindu, so I probably wouldn't know for sure, but what's the Hindu alpabet / accent? I've never come across this one.

FYI, my friends Xerxes (a Parsee), Ruby (Jewish), Murtuza (Muslim) and I all talk just like our friend Sameer, who is Hindu.


User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1346 times:

Quoting AR1300 (Reply 1):
You don't.
''tat will be pive dolar n pipty pive tzenst, sir.''
Quoting the fellow paqistani from my Chicago Laundromat.

You sure he's Pakistani?
Urdu being an amalgam of Hindustani, Persian and Arabic is replete with words requiring the use of the "F" sound.
I have heard Hindi speakers use "ph" for "f" sometimes (phool, phal, flower, etc.) depending on where they are from, but rarely do I hear Urdu speakers do the same.


User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1312 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 10):
You pay $5.55 for your laundry?

I had enough clothes to make my laundry every three weeks.
It was a Buck for each machine, and then 25 cents for 10 minutes in the dryer.And then those tissue-like thingies that give it a nice smell were 55 cents.

Quoting Jaysit (Reply 13):
You sure he's Pakistani?

''Pakistan, Tzir, Pakistan.Tat???it's fish, sir, it's fish.We like fish.Tank you, come again!!''
He used to say.He also used to eat these smelly fish thingy the whole day, with his hands.

Mike



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User currently offlineTRVYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1375 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1296 times:

Actually, What is going on? In Hindi there is "Fa" as well as "Pha" and "Pa".
I believe in urdu and Arabic they have "Fa". In arabic there is no "Pa", they use "Ba" instead. I Guess in Tamil there is no "Ba" and use "Pa" instead(in writing).
In Malayalam we have more letters in addition to the english ones(eg. "Zh" in Thamizh, Mazha etc.). I think in Latin the letters "K" and "J" are not there.

So, What is this Hindu language with no "Fa"?
May be it's because I am not a Hindu.


User currently offlineWorldVoyager From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 393 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1263 times:

In the Hindi version of the Devnagari script you use the ph(a) letter and put a dot under it to indicate f(a). Similarly you put a dot under the j(a) letter to indicate z(a).

User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33280 posts, RR: 71
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1258 times:

Hindi has an f, it is simply फ with a subscript dot: फ़. Originally, there was no "f" sound, but it became needed with new loanwords, like फ़िल्म (film).


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User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1221 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 17):
Hindi has an f, it is simply फ with a subscript dot: फ़. Originally, there was no "f" sound, but it became needed with new loanwords, like फ़िल्म (film).

How did you get to know all that Mark? I live here and I don't! Shame!  Smile


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