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Old 26th April 2006, 10:55   #46
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The sound is made with V. That is why Volkswagen is 'Pholkswaagun', Vater is 'Phatur' etc....
Eggjectly. Djis ish sumvaat shimilar to how dji angrez say 'foreign' for phoren, 'factory' for phaktry, na?
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LOL. Steer you are hilarious. Come across a lot of UPites/Biharis?
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We had an East UP chap in college.
He used to talk like this

"Tanik Jutwa dena, Bedwa ke niche rakha hai gawa"
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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?
Thanks for the explanation bivekiny2k

BTW, most Bangaloreans must heard this kinda Urdu in Shivajinagar? It is specific to some areas in Bangalore and Mysore and is not the usual Urdu like in Hyderabad or Lucknow.

Kyajijhi tumna, kya bhi kaama-gimma nahin karti? Zarra ispanner uttako nuttan boltan tite karo bhei(read as bhai)!!

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This is one hilarious thread...Keep 'em coming...

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The sound is made with V. That is why Volkswagen is 'Pholkswaagun', Vater is 'Phatur' etc....
A minor correction "Water" is "Wasser" in German.
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We have a professor in our college, who is from UP.
Once, i got late in the lab, he said:
"Ij thij the time to come??! I coming before you coming! "



He has a very phunny Orkut profile as well....
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Hahahahah, Nothing like that yaar...
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Old 26th April 2006, 13:02   #53
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I remember a one of my bihaari friend who used to say ..

People from Bihar speak hindi correctly like " hum kaha rahe hain" instead of "hum keh rahe hai" or call "bahinji" instead of "bhenji" but as soon as people hear us saying that.. they say, are you a bihaari...

I do agree with him.. it happens all the time despite a Bihaari speaking clear and correct hindi than other states like UPites, MPites.

In west bengal, Anurag becomes Aonurag, Ranjana becomes Ronjana... what will you say for that?
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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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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?
Actually not V... Its the character Va in hindi, as in vatanukulit (Air-conditioned), that is not there in the language (the language is baangla and people of bengal are bengalis). Instead they have V as in vegetarian. So Va is always replaced by Ba. And hence Bijoy, Bibek and even bikram.

Having said that I have come across gujjus and even southies who write their names Bijoy (BS Motoring anyone?). I am not entirely sure why.
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This is one hilarious thread...Keep 'em coming...
A minor correction "Water" is "Wasser" in German.
What are you correcting? LOL

Vater - Father
Wasser - Water.
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Ok forget pronouncing the words wrong... but how about this..
A Maths and Science teached of ours came into the class one day and said 'Open the doors of the windows and let the atmosphere flow freely'
Needless to say she was from Kerela.. LOL!!
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This is a popular urban legend. This has happened in every college. The story is slightly different for different colleges.
for example our college had this version
Prof comes in and says "Open the windows and let the air force come in"
I doubt it has happened in all the colleges(almost everybody I meet says this happened in their college)
My guess is that this spread through a skit in some inter college function and everybody started claiming the incident to be from their college. This is how urban legends spread!
Another one very popular which has happened in almost all private engg colleges

Prof : Tell me how does an electric motor start
Student : Vroooooooooooooom(tempo increasing with time)
Prof : Stop Stop!
Student : vroouuuuum(Tempo decresing).
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Ok, this one actually happened in our college (NCJ-BLore), not an urban legend. We had this chemistry lecturer who indulged in Bushism even before that term was coined. The following are the three mistakes he made during different classes, but they all fit in together. I was witness to the 3rd one.

1) Take an empty test tube full of water.
2) Heat it in the cooler.
3) You will get a colorless green precipitate.

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This is a popular urban legend. .
Well Mr Doubting Thomas.. its upto you to believe it or not...after all everyone is entitled to their own opinion...upto you to believe it or not..
Cheers
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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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again, from whetever knowledge I have, there is no 'V' in
bengali, and in oriya too ....
Well, there sure is an equivalent of the *English* letter 'V' in Bengali,
pronounced by Bengalis like 'bh', while much of the rest of India
pronounce 'V' like 'W'. It is true that the Sanskrit letter "Wa" is
pronounced like 'ba' in Bengali (unless it is used in a composite
(not stand alone) letter). So a Bengali would be surprised that their
very own 'Bibekananda' has become 'Vivekananda' ('Bhibhekananda') in
the rest of the country ! The words/names binoy, bijoy, bikram are quite
common Bengali words, so vinay, vijay, vikram are naturally transformed
into their corresponding (familiar) Bengali versions. Even an Englishman
would not pronounce 'vikram' as 'wikram'.
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