Hindi/Urdu: baaqi as bakiyaa

Discussion in 'Indo-Iranian Languages' started by lcfatima, May 13, 2014.

  1. lcfatima Senior Member

    In a teapot
    English USA
    Which dialect(s) or accent(s) uses bakiyaa in place of baaqi? e.g. bakiyaa chiizeN
  2. Qureshpor Senior Member

    Punjabi, Urdu پنجابی، اردو
    It seems you are lucky! There is a thread which does discuss these words.


    I think many people pronounce the word as "baqya"/"bakya" instead of "baqiiyah". I am not sure if it is linked to any dialect or accent apart from q >k transition by some speakers.

    Just to add a little more.

    baaqii and baqiiyah are not always synonymous, as in this Mehdi Hassan song

    ik sitam aur merii jaan, abhii jaan baaqii hai
    dil meN ab tak terii ulfaat kaa nishaan baaqii hai

    I don't think we could substitute "baqiiyah" or "baqaayaa" here.
    Last edited: May 13, 2014
  3. lcfatima Senior Member

    In a teapot
    English USA
    Great, thanks.

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