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Postby Meera » 2013-06-16, 16:41

This is where you can post all general discussions, questions and concerns about South Asian Languages (except Hindi/Urdu).
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Postby Meera » 2013-06-16, 16:45

My first question for you all, is would anyone be interested in me posting lessons in some of these languages? I'm not a native speaker in any of them, but I would still be happy to post some lessons. The ones I currently have engough resources to do it with are : Bengali, Tamil, Nepali and Panjabi.
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Postby mōdgethanc » 2013-06-16, 19:26

Meera wrote:My first question for you all, is would anyone be interested in me posting lessons in some of these languages? I'm not a native speaker in any of them, but I would still be happy to post some lessons. The ones I currently have engough resources to do it with are : Bengali, Tamil, Nepali and Panjabi.
Yes, do all of them and also Pashto. :D

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Postby Bijlee » 2013-06-16, 22:25

Meera wrote:My first question for you all, is would anyone be interested in me posting lessons in some of these languages? I'm not a native speaker in any of them, but I would still be happy to post some lessons. The ones I currently have engough resources to do it with are : Bengali, Tamil, Nepali and Panjabi.


I could do some Kashmiri too, if anyone wants it.

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Postby księżycowy » 2013-06-16, 23:55

mōdgethanc wrote:Yes, do all of them and also Pashto. :D

Pashto would be interesting.

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Postby Meera » 2013-06-17, 7:00

Bijlee wrote:
Meera wrote:My first question for you all, is would anyone be interested in me posting lessons in some of these languages? I'm not a native speaker in any of them, but I would still be happy to post some lessons. The ones I currently have engough resources to do it with are : Bengali, Tamil, Nepali and Panjabi.


I could do some Kashmiri too, if anyone wants it.



That would be awesome!
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Postby Meera » 2013-06-17, 7:02

mōdgethanc wrote:
Meera wrote:My first question for you all, is would anyone be interested in me posting lessons in some of these languages? I'm not a native speaker in any of them, but I would still be happy to post some lessons. The ones I currently have engough resources to do it with are : Bengali, Tamil, Nepali and Panjabi.
Yes, do all of them and also Pashto. :D


Okay I will try to start to working on making lessons tommrow :mrgreen:
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Postby Meera » 2013-06-17, 18:15

Bengali Lesson 1 is posted :mrgreen:
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Postby Bijlee » 2013-06-20, 0:28

Meera wrote:That would be awesome!


I'll try to get to it sometime this week maybe(though perhaps a bit longer if have to wait for my other computer to be set up- it has all the materials on it).

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Postby Meera » 2013-06-20, 6:37

Okay, it will be very interesting to read :mrgreen:
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Postby księżycowy » 2013-09-16, 20:14

Anyone know of a good two-way dictionary for Panjabi? (Preferably English<->Panjabi)

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Re: General Discussion

Postby linguoboy » 2013-09-17, 19:34

księżycowy wrote:Anyone know of a good two-way dictionary for Panjabi? (Preferably English<->Panjabi)

No, and I've looked. Shabdkosh is improving, though. Gurbani is still more comprehensive, but far less user-friendly.
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Postby księżycowy » 2013-09-17, 22:26

I had a feeling someone would say that. From what I saw, Shabdkosh did look pretty good though. Thanks!

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Postby Meera » 2013-09-22, 22:11

There is this one, but I doubt it's any good:
http://www.amazon.com/Punjabi-English-E ... dictionary
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Re: General Discussion

Postby Saim » 2013-12-05, 8:33

linguoboy wrote:
księżycowy wrote:Anyone know of a good two-way dictionary for Panjabi? (Preferably English<->Panjabi)

No, and I've looked. Shabdkosh is improving, though. Gurbani is still more comprehensive, but far less user-friendly.

There's the Pattiala dictionary.

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Postby Meera » 2013-12-10, 22:34

Saim wrote:
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księżycowy wrote:Anyone know of a good two-way dictionary for Panjabi? (Preferably English<->Panjabi)

No, and I've looked. Shabdkosh is improving, though. Gurbani is still more comprehensive, but far less user-friendly.

There's the Pattiala dictionary.


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Postby Saim » 2013-12-11, 15:28

No worries! :D I heartily recommend it to any Punjabi learner - I would be lost without it. It has both Gurmukhi and Shahmukhi (although I've heard there are some mistakes in the Shahmukhi), and it even allows a "fuzzy search" for when you're not really sure how to spell a word (common for me when I'm looking at song lyrics or other colloquial texts, because they're usually in the sort of ad-hoc romanisation you have to get used to on the Punjabi internet).

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Postby Meera » 2013-12-11, 19:57

Oh thats good! Yeah I noticed some Punjabi words aren't standarized so there can be more than one spelling, especially online. Google translate just added Punjabi but so far it looks terrible lol. I'm probably going to get this dictionary though :)
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Re: General Discussion

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This isn't language related, but can anyone recommend a book on Afghanistan's history which isn't just about wars or Western invasions?
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Postby Meera » 2014-04-14, 1:17

Set wrote:This isn't language related, but can anyone recommend a book on Afghanistan's history which isn't just about wars or Western invasions?


I like this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Afghanistan-Short ... an+history

It's pretty short, but I like it a lot. There's another one I have that I love but i can't find it. It's called Afghanistan and has a picture of the famous national geogrpahic afghan girl on it. Its a little dry but pretty good as well.
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