(Forgive me for any errors I make when using Shahmukhi!) I'm currently trying to "purge" my Punjabi of deeper influence from Hindi and Urdu. I realize that this is somewhat pointless given the undeniable impact both have had on the language, as well as their basic shared vocabulary, but my goal is to build and maintain a strong connection with vocabulary used in literature and in rural areas. I want to avoid using vocabulary which is too particular to one dialect and not understood across the entire region, but generally prefer using words unique to Punjabi, when possible. I'm not a native speaker of any South Asian language, so I'm relying on the help of fellow forum members to prevent my speech from sounding ridiculous or artificial. Sounding "rural" or "uneducated" is welcome, however! Now, I'm aware that rahina (رہنا / ਰਹਿਣਾ) is thoroughly Punjabi, but would love to increase my usage of vassna (وسنا / ਵੱਸਣਾ). Are these verbs completely interchangeable? If not, how so? I'm going to be asking a lot more of these comparison questions, but will try not to flood the forum with too many new threads all at once!