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Old 25th April 2006, 17:42   #31
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Why is that all english words that start with 'ST' (story, start, stool etc.) are all prefixed with 'I'; ie 'istory', 'istart', 'istool' etc in the North? I am curious to know which hindi words influence this way?
Istaart dji kaaar, relees dji kalatch and pleese be dji mooving teel yu haf to praez dji barek or yu vill cos dji exidunt. Pleese be dhi mindinge, okey?

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Old 25th April 2006, 17:42   #32
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I remember only 2 incidents there are plenty more but ...
2. Two yrs back I had Maths classes in the morning at 8 am. I always feel bored to go to college at 8 for Maths, that day I went and I was sleeping in class. This Sir of ours is from North may be UP or Bihar. So the topic was Wave & Wave Lenght. So he said " Today we are going to learn Babejs and Babejs Lenght" I got up and my eyes were wide open. For a moment I thought that it would be the most interesting Maths class ever!! Actually he pronounced Wave and Waves Lenght as that.
There you go! "Wave & Wave Lenght"? Hope it is a typo and nothing to do with North or South
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Why is that all english words that start with 'ST' (story, start, stool etc.) are all prefixed with 'I'; ie 'istory', 'istart', 'istool' etc in the North? I am curious to know which hindi words influence this way?
Actually it is not just about north but all about the so called northern tapori dialect... if you know what I mean. Mostly the people who are not so well read tend to pronounce these words that way. They find it difficult to pronounce these english words. You should hear them pronounce Smile. It comes out sounding ismail, a name.
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There you go! "Wave & Wave Lenght"? Hope it is a typo and nothing to do with North or South
No what kind of typo? Wave and Wave's Lenght was some kind of theory we learnt in Stats and nothing to do with South & North but the sir's pronounciation as he was from UP or Bihar.
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No what kind of typo? Wave and Wave's Lenght was some kind of theory we learnt in Stats and nothing to do with South & North but the sir's pronounciation as he was from UP or Bihar.
No cherry. You are misspelling the word 'Length'. Its not 'ght' but 'gth' at the end.
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LOL!!

This is teh most hilarious thread i ever starthed!!
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Your Tread was really good
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LOL!!

This is teh most hilarious thread i ever starthed!!
Yeas und dunt yoo thinkk itt ish ttime tto putt a istopp to itt.
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Actually it is not just about north but all about the so called northern tapori dialect... if you know what I mean. Mostly the people who are not so well read tend to pronounce these words that way. They find it difficult to pronounce these english words. You should hear them pronounce Smile. It comes out sounding ismail, a name.
Even in the radio city HIV ads, stree is pronounced as istree
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Hey.. all south indian Team-BHPians..
I have never understood this... some of you call Maruti "Maruthi".. infact t is replaced by th in many words
Maruthi means 'Lord Hanuman' in Sanskrit (and also Kannada)....and the 'H' is very much a part of the spelling and pronunciation. Actually the Southies wonder why Ms.Indira Gandhi left if out when she named the company.
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Hey, i have done some research on this.

In tamil, there are no different characters for
1. Pa (as in papa)
2. Pha (as in pharmacy)
3. Ba ( as in babu)
4. Bha (as in bhabhi)
they are all represented by one char.

similarly one char for ta, tha, da, and dha (as in hindi alphabets)
one char for ka, kha, ga, and gha.

hence "khana khayenge" or "gana gayenge" is all the same when written in tamil. mostly referred as "kana kayenge" (remmeber having heard that one?)

bharati becomes barathi (where Ba as in Babu, and thi as in these )

also, there is no "Ha", so it becomes magesh, magendra etc for mahesh and mahendra.

once you keep all this in mind, you can understand the reason why this accent comes into picture.

writing 'th' instead of T is just a habit. my friend thakur was always pronouned as thakur, "th" as in theory.
I guess Thakur as it was meant to be pronouced, can never be written in tamil english.

Not sure about other south indian languages. may be someone can explain.

PS: all this gyan from my fellow tamil (Tamizh) friends. apologies if I have misquoted anything.
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While we are on the subject, can somebody please tell me why vinay becomes binoy, vikram becomes bikram, vijay becomes bijoy, in some parts of India?
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Hey, i have done some research on this.

In tamil, there are no different characters for
1. Pa (as in papa)
2. Pha (as in pharmacy)
3. Ba ( as in babu)
4. Bha (as in bhabhi)
they are all represented by one char.
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Very very informative post. Thanks for increasing my GK.

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While we are on the subject, can somebody please tell me why vinay becomes binoy, vikram becomes bikram, vijay becomes bijoy, in some parts of India?
again, from whetever knowledge I have, there is no 'V' in bengali, and in oriya too As far as i know. so vinay becomes binay.
converting to binoy is just an accentual effect.

isn't it true that there is no 'F' in german?
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isn't it true that there is no 'F' in german?
The sound is made with V. That is why Volkswagen is 'Pholkswaagun', Vater is 'Phatur' etc....
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