English urdu language comparison

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  • URDU IS A VERY BEAUTYFUL LANGUAGE WHOEVER MADE THAT SLIDE CAN MANUOLATE THAT MORE BEAUTIFULLY MANY THINGS ARE WRONG UPTHERE BECAUSE I SPEAK URDU
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  • I don't know why, but it left out 'Why did the chicken cross the road?' written in urdu script. It's listed in the transcript below, just can't view in the presentation.
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English urdu language comparison

  1. 1. English Urdu Language Comparison<br />William Hall<br /> ESL 502<br />
  2. 2. Urdu is the national language of Pakistan, and is also an accepted language in India.<br />
  3. 3. Traditional Urdu scribe is read from right to left<br />مرغی کے گوشت کی کیوں سڑک پار کرنے کا ہے?<br />
  4. 4. مرغی کے گوشت کی کیوں سڑک پار کرنے کا ہے?<br />To get to the other side, silly!<br />
  5. 5. “Westernized” natives of Pakistan use Roman Alphabet instead of traditional script.<br />Aap ka kiya naam hay? What is your name?<br />Aap ka kiyahaal hay? How are you?<br />Madrassakahaanhay? Where is the school?<br />
  6. 6. Key Language differences<br />English <br />Urdu<br />Subject-Verb-Object language or SVO<br />“Dog bites a man”<br />Uses prepositions that come before nouns to form prepositional phrases<br />Example) in the room.<br />Subject-Object-Verb language or SOV<br />“Dog a man bites”<br />Uses postpositions, which are inflected on a noun, to show location.<br />In is translated as “meyN”<br />Room is translated as “kamrey”<br />So, in the room is translated as “kamreymeyN” Notive postposition comes after the noun.<br />
  7. 7. Table 2.2: Some Lexically Ambiguous Urdu Words<br />
  8. 8. Table 2.4: Some Polysemic Urdu Words<br />
  9. 9. Urdu has three different verb forms known as base or root, causative form 1, and causative form 2. These verb forms are divided into five categories: infinitive, repetitive, perfective, subjunctive, and imperative. Urdu verbs are also intransitive, transitive, or ditransitive and are masculine or feminine, singular or plural. Different inflection is used to for formality: frank or rude, formal or familiar, polite or respect, and more polite or request. Amazingly, there can be over 60 different forms of the verb read. <br />

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