Learning Punjabi Alphabets – Uda Aida Eedi

Learning Punjabi Alphabets – Uda Aida Eedi

Punjabi Alphabets known as Punjabi Aksharmala or Varnmala. Punjabi is written with the Gurmukhi alphabet. Punjabi contains 35 letters ਓ To ੜ.

Punjabi is an Indo-Aryan language. It is the native language of about 130 million people, and is the 10th most spoken language in the world. Punjabi developed from the ancient language of Sanskrit just like many other modern Indo-Aryan languages. Punjabi is unusual among this group for being a tonal language.

Punjabi is written in two different scripts, called Gurmukhī and Shahmukhi. Punjabi is the main language spoken by the Sikhs. Most parts of the Guru Granth Sahib use the Punjabi language written in Gurmukhī, though Punjabi is not the only language used in Sikh scriptures. The Janamsakhis, stories on the life and legend of Guru Nanak (1469–1539), are early examples of Punjabi literature.

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Punjabi Alphabets known as Punjabi Aksharmala or Varnmala

punjabi contains 35 letters (consonants and vowels) Punjabi has a ten vowel system composed of three lax and seven tense vowels. Lax vowels (ɪ, ʊ, ə) are phonetically short and tense vowels (i, e, ɛ, u, a, o, ɔ) are phonetically long.

The confusion may be cleared by the information that Punjabi is a language and Gurumukhi is the script which is used to write the sayings of the Gurus. Punjabi is a language, and Gurumukhi is a script which is used to write the Punjabi language. Punjabi is a language belonging to the group of Indo-Aryan languages.

1 Punjabi is a language while Gurumukhi is not a language.
2. Gurumukhi is the script which is how the Punjabi is written, just like Devnagri being the script of Hindi

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