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     Reply #60 - February 23, 2015, 01:03 AM

    You should write a book :| You are SO good at explaining this!

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     Reply #61 - February 23, 2015, 08:46 AM

    Can we have some basic phrases?  Good morning!  How are you? I love you....

    When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.


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    "We cannot slaughter each other out of the human impasse"
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     Reply #62 - February 23, 2015, 09:23 AM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2l-VEx7ysQ
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=736zlRWqJ3Q

    Can we have some basic phrases?  Good morning!  How are you? I love you....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQI4r-jjjXg

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     Reply #63 - February 23, 2015, 09:31 AM

    Hi, I think we learn things best by doing and relating, not learning unrelated lists of words!

    Like I think Iska waran is Somali for how are you, has that an arabic root also used in urdu?

    When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.


    A.A. Milne,

    "We cannot slaughter each other out of the human impasse"
  • Urdu lessons
     Reply #64 - February 23, 2015, 01:01 PM

    Lesson 3

    As per moi's request, here is a list of common Urdu Phrases:

    Welcome : khush amdeed

    General greetingassalam 'alaykum
    To which one can reply: wālaikum assalām

    How are you?
    (f) ap kaisi hain?
    (m) ap kaise hain
    Reply: I'm fine thanks, and you?
    main thik hun, shukriya! aur ap?

    Long time no see : kafi waqt se ap ko dekha nehin

    What's your name?
    apka nam kya hai?
    My name is ...
    mera nam ... hai

    Where are you from?
    ap ka taluq kahan se hai?
    I'm from ...
    mera taluq ... se hai


    That's all for now, I shall add more at a later date.



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  • Urdu lessons
     Reply #65 - February 23, 2015, 07:58 PM

    Thanks - is the transliteration like how it is spoken?  What happens if I attemmpt to say this?

    When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.


    A.A. Milne,

    "We cannot slaughter each other out of the human impasse"
  • Urdu lessons
     Reply #66 - February 23, 2015, 08:06 PM

    You'll probably sound like a drunk Scotsman.

    Really, you'll need to listen to Urdu if you want to speak it. The transliteration is close, but don't rely on it for telling you how the words are supposed to sound.

    A lot of the time Urdu speakers drop the vowels when writing, because pronunciation is second nature to them. Thus, if an outsider decides to look in, they'll get the wrong impression.

    To be honest, I'm guilty of this too. I don't bother with accents when I write in Spanish, because I know how the words are supposed to sound.

    My mind runs, I can never catch it even if I get a head start.
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     Reply #67 - February 23, 2015, 08:44 PM

    Lesson Two

    As mentioned in lesson one, Nastaliq is a cursive script. Most, but not all, of the characters in Nastaliq connect to both the preceding and the following character. This means that characters that connect on both sides have four forms, depending on the position they occupy in a word. That is to say, they have an initial form, a medial form, a final form and an independent form. Let's take a look at the second letter of the alphabet bay, which represents the consonant b.

    Bay:
    ب

    Final form:  ـب
    Medial form: ـبـ
    Initial form: بـ
    Isolated form: ب

    Characters that only connect to the preceding character have only two forms (an independent/initial and a medial/final form)

    There are ten vowels in Urdu: three short vowels and seven long vowels. The three short vowels, a , i and u are not represented by characters in the script. The other seven long vowels are represented by only three of the characters.

    To help identify when one of the three short vowels is to be pronounced, there exist three small symbols that may be employed. In the same way that the characters have names, these small symbols also have names. Two of them are written above the characters and one is written below characters:


    zabar (written above the character) = a

    (Clicky for piccy!)

    zer (written below the character) = i

    (Clicky for piccy!)

    pesh(written above the character) = u

    (Clicky for piccy!)






    This is completely similar to Arabic

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     Reply #68 - February 23, 2015, 08:51 PM

    That's only lesson two  Cheesy  Cheesy

    My mind runs, I can never catch it even if I get a head start.
  • Urdu lessons
     Reply #69 - February 23, 2015, 08:55 PM

    Hahaha, I am trying to be optimistic here about my chances to learn Urdu Tongue

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