Background: the inspiration for creating this thread was Urdu, Hindi: Is there "tone"?:
Qureshpor said:Punjabi is a tone language. When correctly employed, a Punjabi speaker distinguishes between something "bitter", a "whip" and a "horse", just to give one example of tone usage!
Qureshpor said:... kaalaa (black) > ka_hlaa (impatient)
...moraa (large hole), mo_hraa (poison) ...
Alfaaz said:The only example that comes to mind for Urdu that might fit your description of Punjabi would be (Arabic/Persian origin) words with an ع
جالی jaali vs. جعلی jaعli ...
Questions: Could members provide the Punjabi words mentioned above in Shahmukhi script? How would سانس لینا be written in Punjabi?Qureshpor said:^ Good thinking, Alfaaz SaaHib and I have mentioned this (i.e baad/ba3d distinction in terms of a kind of tone) in other threads.