Punjabi: pronunciation of ਹ

  • Qureshpor

    Senior Member
    Panjabi, Urdu پنجابی، اردو
    No, it is not silent. It has a proper full value. Having said all this, I have always felt that the Punjabi "h" is distinct from Urdu/Hindi h as in the word "haDDii" (bone) common to all three. I pronounce this word in Punjabi differntly than I pronounce it in Urdy. If Sanskritic visarga is a voiceless h, then the Punjabi h is a voiced h.