In previous threads, it has been noted that the schwa deletion tendency is very strong in Hindi-Urdu and it is a sign of mother-tongue speakers. If this is the case, how do we explain the existence of words like ikhatta/ikattha ? Are these merely exceptions? What about pronunciation variations like galatii vs galtii ? Is the second to be preferred as more native? When it comes to verb conjugation, is samajhaa now completely obsolete and foreign sounding when compared to samjhaa? Are there any verbs that break this seeming schwa deletion rule?