Springbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1900 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.
YYZAeroEng From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 165 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1888 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.
Skidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1837 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
Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1775 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.
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.
TRVYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1381 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1725 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.