Discussion in 'Indo-Iranian Languages' started by darush, Mar 6, 2013.
What is the pronunciation(s) of 'No' in Eastern dialects of Persian?
baraadar-i-giraamii, I have just spoken with a Dari speaker and asked him this question. He says we pronounce it like "neh" but without the h sound. ya3nii with a kasrah and not fatHah. I hope this clarifies the situation.
Thank you very much Dear QURESHPOR for this effort.
Is 'No' the only word in their dialect which has kasre at the end? or, do they have more words like 'No' (ending to an e/ɛ)?
Would you please convey my question to him?
Well, he could n't think of anything else apart from the following.
Farsi: beh xaaneh mii-ravam (miiram)
Dari: bah xaanah me-ravam/mii-ravam
Almost all words end in -h are pronounced as -ah in Dari, as guftah, mazah etc
Thank you QP SaaHib. Let's to omit the mute ه and focus on these two vowels: /æ/&/ε/.
In most of Iran's Farsi dialects 'No'(na) is the only word that ends to an /æ/( numbers 11 to 19 are other virtual examples. However there is a vocal ه at their ends, but we don't pronounce this ه in our colloquial speech) and seems to be an exception in Dari too.
We: Khane, Maze, Gofte,...Na/næ/!
(all revers in eastern accents)
Dari: Khana, Maza, Gofta,...Ne!
What about bah bah" and "kah-kashaan" (galaxy) where "kah" is straw?
بَه بَه، کهکشان; All هs are vocal
Yes, according to:
Some Afghans also say "nay" for 'no' although I don't know what dialects or regions that might be particular to.
Yes, this is true. I would transliterate the word as "ne", the "e" indicating a majhuul yaa.
I prefer transliterating it as 'nay' to reflect that when Afghans write colloquially, they spell this word as نی .
That's fair enough eskandar SaaHib. In the Subcontinent it is written as نے .
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