Punjabi: Is the dental n replacing the retroflex n?

Discussion in 'Indo-Iranian Languages' started by Qureshpor, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Qureshpor Senior Member

    Punjabi, Urdu پنجابی، اردو
    In threads such as "How is ण pronounced" and "Rann of Kutch", the Punjabi retroflex n has crept into the discussions. I have mentioned that in my experience, especially in Punjabi songs from Pakistan, there is a tendency to replace the retroflex n by the dental n. A couple of questions.

    1. Have other people noticed this phenomenon? I know that hindiurdu SaaHib has mentioned that he has and therefore it seems to be a common occurrence on both sides of the border.

    2. What could be the reason behind it?


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