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Some friends and I are trying to get people together to develop one. At the moment (we've done plenty of research) the currently available Punjabi Language learning resources either suck, or are too hard to get hold of. Again, for this reason, we're planning on changing that, by developing an online written course (which will be accompanied by videos) for learning Punjabi.

My friend, the Punjabi speaking Gora (see video)
Gora Speaking in Punjabi About Punjabi

and I, Have written up a document which we plan to distribute online, which lists the current best available resources for learning Punjabi.

If you're interested (if anyone is interested for that matter) in seeing some of the stuff we've come up with so far, send me a message.

If anyone is interested in helping, we need people who are knowledgeable about:
Potwari/Mirpuri Dialect
Seraiki/Multani Dialect
Lahori Punjabi Dialect
Malwai Punjabi Dialect
Doabi Punjabi Dialect
Majhi Punjabi Dialect
Shahmukhi Script
Gurmukhi Script
Making of Online Videos (YouTube)
Development of Mobile Phone Apps (iPhone and Android)

If you know anything about the above and would like to help out, please send me a message. In addition, if you simple want to help out but aren't too knowledgeable about any thing in specific, you as well are encouraged to send me a message.

If someone wants to re write this and post it in Punjabi, that'd be helpful. I haven't got the time or energy to bother at the moment.

Fun Time / Re: sara apna apna surname daso
« on: January 30, 2013, 01:47:16 PM »

Tech Lounge / Re: Share Punjabi iPhone/iTouch/Android's App
« on: January 13, 2013, 12:10:38 PM »
Lo bai, je tware kol android phone hegi e, tussi e download kar sakte ho:

Jag Bani News App
Punjabi Kosh (Punjabi Dictionary)
Punjabi Alphabets (Gurmukhi lippi sikhn waste)

Funny Videos / Swagged out Maula Jatt
« on: December 22, 2012, 05:26:59 PM »

Gup Shup / Re: Song ur listening to?
« on: December 22, 2012, 05:18:39 PM »

Three Kingdoms Lu Bu Vs Three Brother English SUB - YouTube.flv

os bande diyan galiyan bahut hi funny hai  :D: :D: "bastard of three fathers"  :D:

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.

Lok Virsa Pehchaan / Re: ਕਾਂਡ ਪ
« on: July 28, 2012, 07:44:13 PM »
Aho ji, e sab bahut bara shauq hai mera. Kahaniyan, Punjabi Qisse te lok dastaan. Te Roop saab, main thaude naal gal karna chaunda haan, e sab cheezan de baare' ch, ke main vi kafi interested haan e jo cheezan de vich.

Maybe I'll send you a PM in a few days time.  :thinking:

China ya America mera khiyal e.

Isn't Germany's team also good?

osdi goggles  :cooll:

PJ Games / Re: PJ Best Joke Teller Competition [2012]
« on: June 13, 2012, 02:55:01 AM »
mera taan koi saaf jokes nahin e  :laugh: sab gandi e  :D: :D: :D: :D:

Gup Shup / Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« on: June 01, 2012, 03:46:31 PM »
AS Kang ---- Khao Piyo Aish Karo ((High Quality))

 :excited: :excited: :rockon: :rockon: :blowout: :balle:

PJ Games / Re: Post punjabi Nick Names
« on: May 28, 2012, 03:13:37 PM »
Lucky (e mera nick a)

Lok Virsa Pehchaan / Re: Algozey - Videos post karo
« on: May 28, 2012, 12:47:32 AM »
Oye hoye, I looooooove algozay! Mere youtube account vich kuj videos e, thodi der mein main post karunga.  :blowout:

Knowledge / Re: smart indians woww
« on: May 25, 2012, 12:43:19 AM »
Aho, sorry for the mistake.

Bai, gal e ke mathematics da shauq e mera.  :happy:

Knowledge / Re: smart indians woww
« on: May 24, 2012, 11:53:13 AM »
e jehnu kehnde ne vedic maths. it's like shortcuts.

mera khiyal e ki this one is for multiplying two digit numbers by 11, only if their second digit is lower than 5 and first digit is lower than 9...Maths professor nahin haan main, to maaf karo je mera explanation galat e  :happy:


Discussions / Re: Attention!!! FOR ALL GIRLS
« on: May 12, 2012, 04:29:09 PM »

Fun Time / Re: Vegetarian - Non vegetarian
« on: May 12, 2012, 04:19:25 PM »
depends, sometimes veg sometimes non veg. hun main channa patura kha raha hoon, te ajj main veg mood de vich.

kal shayyad mutton biryani ya haleem is on the menu  :rockon: :rockon: :rockon:

Gup Shup / Re: pj de munde real ya fake,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« on: May 07, 2012, 08:52:01 PM »
naam e mera crime master go go. main haan bilkul naqli banda, mogambo ka bhateeja, go goooooo :D: :D:

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