Urdu: Grammatical term for "introductory phrase or word"

Discussion in 'Indo-Iranian Languages' started by teaboy, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. teaboy Senior Member

    USA
    English
    Is there a specific term in Urdu for introductory words or phrases? (Such as however, although, as you may imagine...)
     
  2. Qureshpor Senior Member

    Punjabi, Urdu پنجابی، اردو
    I am not sure if such words are really "introductory". I would suggest they are "Huruuf-i-3atf" (conjunctions).

    chakor aur shaah-baaz sab auj par haiN
    magar ek ham haiN kih be baal-o-par haiN

    Partridges and falcons, they are all at their zenith
    But there is I, down here without wing and feather

    .............

    junuuN meN jitnii bhii guzrii ba-kaar guzrii hai
    agarchih dil pih xaraabii hazaar guzrii hai

    However much of my life I spent, obsessed in love, it was not in vain
    Despite the fact that my heart went through ruin upon ruin, in chain

    Faiz Ahmed Faiz (1911-1984)
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2013
  3. teaboy Senior Member

    USA
    English
    You are probably right.
     
  4. Qureshpor Senior Member

    Punjabi, Urdu پنجابی، اردو
    Let's see what other friends have to say about this matter.
     

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