Siraiki (also known as Seraiki, Multani and Western Punjabi)ستمبر 4, 2006 پر 10:25 صبح | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 تبصرہ
Siraiki (also known as Seraiki, Multani and Western Punjabi) is a language or dialect mostly spoken in the provinces of Sindh and the Punjab in central Pakistan by about 14,000,000 people, as well as by about 20,000 people in India, and an immigrant population in the United Kingdom.
Siraiki is widely spoken and understood as a second language in northern and western Sindh down to the suburbs of Karachi and in the Kachhi plain of Balochistan. It is also known as Derawali in Derajat area.
Siraiki has three short vowels, seven long vowels and six nasal vowels.
|Stop||Voiceless||p pʰ||t̪ t̪ʰ||t tʰ||k kʰ||ʔ|
|Voiced||b bʰ||d̪ d̪ʰ||d dʰ||ɡ ɡʰ|
|Nasal||m mʰ||n nʰ||ɳ||ɲ||ŋ|
- Ahsan, Wagha (1990). The Siraiki Language: Its Growth and Development. Islamabad: Dderawar Publications.
- Gardezi, Hassan N. (1996). Siraiki Language and its poetics: An Introduction. London: Sangat Publishers.
- Shackle, Christopher (1976). The Siraiki Language of Central Pakistan: A Reference Grammar. London: School of Oriental and African Studies.
- Shackle, Christopher (1977). "Siariki: A Language Movement in Pakistan”. Modern Asian Studies 11 (3): 279–403.