voron wrote:I just met a group of people who spoke a language which I thought to be one of Kurdish dialects. I could recognize individual words. Luckily they were sitting next to me long enough so I could get the courage up to ask them where they were from. I asked in Kurdish:
- Hûn ji ku dere ne? (Where are you from?)
- ...? (blank faces)
- Hûn ji ku dere ne? Hûn ji Iraqê ne? (Where are you from? Are you from Iraq?)
- ...??? (blank faces again)
- Where are you from? (In English)
So they were speaking Pashto or Dari.
That's a funny story. I guess it was probably Dari, I think Pashto would probably sound a bit more different to Kurdish languages because of all the retroflex consonants and such, but who knows.
Now you have to learn every other Iranian language, including Ossetian! I'm sorry, I don't make the rules. :