Samanvi Accent/Language

We all been brought up at home, school or at job by speaking numerous languages including national, international etc and spoke them in our own way or accent. So as at my home using English and Urdu as an official language along with Samanvi language and her accent. You might have heard about this language/accent name for the first time but i think it may be more then 200 or 300 years old used in the Samana (city and a municipal council) of Patyala district, Punjab State, India. Before Independence, Samana was a part of Patiala Kingdom (PEPSU). Now it is a part of Patiala District of Punjab (India). Ancestors from my mother side used to speak this language because they belong to the same city. Samanvi language is a blend of Urdu & Punjabi and many consider it a beautiful language. It just changes the accent of Urdu along with accent/tone of speaking & some words such as;

In Urdu “Tumharay”……In Samanvi “Taharay“…………….in English “Yours”

In Urdu “Taraf”……..In Samanvi “Kani“………….in English “side/home”

In Urdu ” Aata”……In Samanvi “Aavay“……… English “coming”

In Urdu “Jana”……In Samanvi “Jaway“………in English “going” In Urdu “Hum”…..In Samanvi “Humnu“……in English “we”

and so many words like Pombah (Stomach/empty box of greediness), Tumnu (You), aandi (understand the subject matter), Chahan (more the one cup of tea), Perrah (to fill), Chandhra/Chandhri (pinpointing towards innocent male/female).

The above sentence becomes “Tumharay kani Ali aavay javay hai ?” means Does Ali visits your home/side?.

My mother and grandmother regularly chat in this language and once when they had a conversation on the telephone, an un-known person listening for an hour or so said “Which language is this? a beautiful one and please i want to learn that”. When ever my grandmother gets annoyed and used to say

Chaaroo (duster) pihray (move) tahray (over) tay (you)” and another sentence “Chuchay (hen) wadan (bite) tainnu (you)”.

Other sentence like “Kidher (where) Fherloo (outing without permission) pey  gia tha (you went to)”. Tone and style of delivery of sentence importantly matters in this language. Patayalvi Language is similar to the Samanvi and belong to the same City but a bit different in accent and wording more closer to Punjab Language.

About ***** Azfar Abbas *****

My name is Azfar Abbas I am an MPA, a Development Sector Consultant & Operations Management Specialist. Worked with the IBRD (The World Bank), PIFD and international organizations. A Lahoree by birth, Taurian by Star, music freak, a writter, singer and a food lover from Lahore, Pakistan
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