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Malwai dialect

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Malwai dialect

Malwai is a Punjabi dialect spoken in the Malwa region of Punjab. Major Malwai speaking centers are Ferozepur, Fazilka, Faridkot, Muktsar, Moga, Bathinda, Barnala, Mansa districts and Jagraon, Raikot and Ludhiana (West) tehsils of Ludhiana district. In Pakistan, it is spoken in Bahawalnagar and Vehari districts of Punjab.

Although the characteristic distinction among the various dialects of Punjabi language lies in the speech pattern, the following peculiarities in vocabulary are observed:

Also, in contrast with Majhi dialect, 'ਹ' is not tonal. Exceptions are encountered when 'ਹ' is not followed by a schwa ending or a vowel sound, as in, ਕਹਿਣਾ, ਰਹਿ, ਘਾਹ.

References

Malwai dialect Wikipedia


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