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Offline ਰੂਪ ਢਿੱਲੋਂ

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Seems to me there are 3 key elements to keep a language alive

speaking it is obvious
Writing is far more important, but reading is the which the English culture encourages as does Hindi when it comes to those languages, yet for Punjabis reading novels is seen as a waste of time..I have watch my kids be given reading novels as homework since the age of 3 as daily routine over the last ten years... the result a very high vocab and better English than the indiginous..proof only was to improve Punjabi is reading novels

What is your view?

Second point, I have been told on countless occasions by western born Punjabis who do bother to learn to read and write in the same, that they find the whole Village storyline, drama filmi plots of Punjabi novels boring...so I asked what do you want to read?

I was told, Science Fiction, Horror, Action, Stories related to their western values...I have done so, ( see links) but am now at a loss to understand when I post these on forums such as this why the average Punjabi laughs at it or finds it incomprehendable ( usuallly the same Punjabi who watches English films on the same themes), so which is it?

Examples at my attempts at encouraging reading

http://punjabijanta.com/lok-virsa/t74571/

http://www.apnaorg.com/articles/skeena-review/

http://www.apnaorg.com/events/LahoreConference/

http://sikhspectrum.com/2008/07/the-future-of-punjabi-literature/

http://www.5abi.com/kahani/kahani2008/016-laash1-roop-070210.htm

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You can't expect punjabis born outside of india to learn it all at once. Speaking first would be the easiest




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your right..don't expect them to learn at once...I was more aiming at those from India who don't get the different background of those Punjabis born in the west

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main thudi rachna kuch part aj pdhe han .bhut wadia lge  =D> =D> =D>

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i think ya shd add some gals in bikins pics in those books i wd read it : :D:

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your right..don't expect them to learn at once...I was more aiming at those from India who don't get the different background of those Punjabis born in the west
Cool. Goodluck with that

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You sir, are quite right in saying that there are three main features of keeping a language alive. Speaking, Writing and lastly Reading. I'd like to add to that though, that efforts should be made to not only preserve the language, but also to promote it. Much like yourself, I had to teach myself Punjabi, because my father didn't think it important enough to teach me. This made no difference to me as a child, but when I finally hit those critical thinking years we all go through, it hit me, ke bai main haan punjabi te mainu punjabi nahin aundi. E ki chakkar hai?

And part of the problem with self teaching Punjabi, is that there are very few actually useful resources available, partly because there isn't very much interest in learning Punjabi. People flock to languages like Spanish, German, Chinese and to a much lesser extent, Hindi and Bengali, at least when Indian languages are concerned. They hear the word Punjabi and they think, what? You mean those bollywood songs?

And it's as you've said many times before, I'm sure, that reading is probably one of the more important of the three main keys. It's through reading that we acquire the vocabulary and the understanding of the language, that we're able to come online and write up well thought out posts like the one I'm writing at this moment. I have no chance of writing something like this in Punjabi, because my vocabulary simply isn't there yet.

This is partly due to again, the scarcity of Punjabi language learning resources. So this brings me back to my previous thoughts, in that a big effort needs to be placed on making available to those who are interested, THE tools necessary for learning the language. So that they can be saved the headaches and pains of trying to learn, and not make very much progress, as I'm sure you've encountered, having also self taught yourself the language.

Nowadays, I'm also trying to change people's attitudes towards Punjabi. They think, oh, it's a drunken abusive crude vulgar language. Why not learn Urdu instead? Why not look towards Bengali, because that's where all the poetry and philosophy is. So, it's the job of people like us, who have the interest, the passion for Punjabi, and by extension, Punjabiyat. Be it through writing or through showing them the poetry of Baba Bulleh Shah, or the Philosophy writing of the other great sufi saints.

If no one else is interested, then I guess it's up to the few like us who are, to try to Preserve AND Promote the Punjabi Language. And the thing that pains me the most, is that I love Punjabi and Punjabiyat so very very much, yet I had to write this entire post, in English. Because my vocabulary is terrible? Because I'm not quite able to express such complex thoughts in the Language as of yet?

If and when you have time on your hands, sir, I'd be very much interested in discussing a few projects with you, that I think you'll be quite interested in.

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duniya bandi rahegi rahu gayi abaad.....maa nu bhulayo kade rakh leyo aih gal yaad.....bapu diyan jidka te maa de laad.....payi c galvakri airport te maa meri ne te kehndi bhul na jwai putra maa nu rakhi yaad.....

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Mardassi sardar ji mainu e-mail kari on rupinderpal@btinternet.com

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main thudi rachna kuch part aj pdhe han .bhut wadia lge  =D> =D> =D>
suker a kujj punjabi v suni asi

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duniya bandi rahegi rahu gayi abaad.....maa nu bhulayo kade rakh leyo aih gal yaad.....bapu diyan jidka te maa de laad.....payi c galvakri airport te maa meri ne te kehndi bhul na jwai putra maa nu rakhi yaad.....
nice a veer

 

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