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  •  Also in Tamil, Hindi and Urdu (0+ / 0-)

    and probably a number of other languages.

    I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

    by mojo11 on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 01:30:56 PM PDT

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    •  No, Akbar DOES NOT mean "great" (1+ / 0-)
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      in Hindi or Tamil, AT ALL!!

      Yes, it does mean "great" in Urdu, but that is because Urdu is partially derived from Arabic.

      It's *Gandhi*, not Ghandi

      by poco on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 02:04:46 PM PDT

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      •  Hindi and Urdu (0+ / 0-)

        are for all practical purposes identical languages until you get to the level of poetry or literature.  The written forms are vastly different, but in spoken form they're indistinguishable from each other.  In fact, they're taught in the same class at NC State. I used to "practice" my Hindi by conversing with a Pakistani cashier at the grocery store who was speaking Urdu.

        I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

        by mojo11 on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 06:31:12 AM PDT

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        •  True (0+ / 0-)

          Though that high-status literary vocabulary where they differ is largely differentiated by whether it borrows more from Sanskrit (Hindi) or Persian and Arabic (Urdu). Also, Urdu, uses the Arabic script, and Hindi the native Devanagari script in writing. They are mutually intelligible, as you said, and both are descended from Sanskrit or a close relative of it.

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