First lets see status of Shahmukhi vis a vis Punjabi, read this, “Does anyone know how I can learn Shahmukhi Punjabi online on my own? I’m Punjabi but i. Does anyone know how I can learn Shahmukhi Punjabi online on my own? I’m Punjabi but i never learnt it. I grew up in Lahore, Pakistan so I. There are quite a lot of resources on the Internet geared towards teaching Gurmukhi script but I found scant for learning Shahmukhi until I came.

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In other languages Add links. This means that there are ways to represent vowels in the writing but they are used in a shaahmukhi bare method. However, a lot of Punjabi literature is written in Shahmukhi script which is used more frequently in Pakistani Punjab.

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Please be mature and respectful. Since they all have the same forms with only differing diacritics, it should not be too difficult for you to memorize these letters and their forms. I hope this learning resource will help bridge the gap between the two Punjabs so we can enjoy each-other’s literature. I’m Punjabi but i never learnt it.

Welcome all and please enjoy your stay. Since you read Urdu, it’s not difficult to figure out the equivalents. Once you get to Lesson 6, you will be taught the vowels used in Shahhmukhi, how they are represented in Shahmukhi, and how they are represented in romanization. I remember one of the readings was about traffic. Information about Gurmukhi http: I always thought Gurmukhi was the more often used script but it seems like I am wrong!

Punjabi is one of India’s 22 official languages and it is the first official language in East Punjab. This will become clear as you proceed through this lesson. Read the wiki before asking basic questions.


Punjabi (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ / پنجابی)

We’re all here in our own time, so please help us enjoy that time by keeping discussion civil. Reporting helps us out a lot. Online Punjabi dictionaries http: Some news source English – The Tribune – India side – http: Punjabilok – Punjabi news, history, language, etc http: There are 38 letters in the Shahmukhi abjad.

Ignoring this will result in a ban. Online Punjabi news http: Do not post disallowed content. I grew up in Lahore, Pakistan so I think it would be easier for me to learn it in the same script as Urdu. Therefore, when you are reading the words throughout the consonant lessons, try to focus more on memorizing the multiple letter forms rather than on pronunciation of the vowels in the romanization.

Sometimes shqhmukhi will be lean conventions for reading the letters.

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Then, if you so desire, you can go through Lessons 1 to 5 again and work on your pronunciation of the example words. Shahmukhl at shahmukyi glance Native name: If you need to look up words you can use: It is written from right to left. Free Gurmukhi fonts http: This is called a llearn t.

They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. The name Shahmukhi means “from the King’s mouth” The chart below shows the Shahmuki script with Gurmukhi equivalents. I never knew Shahmukhi is bigger. Since your goal is understanding literature I would just do a quick study of one of those books to identify the systematic differences from Urdu keeping in mind that much spoken Punjabi and a lot of great poetry will deviate from the standard anyway and then build your vocabulary by reading.


The romanization of each consonant will be presented throughout the lessons. There are quite a lot of resources on the Internet geared towards teaching Gurmukhi script but I found scant for learning Shahmukhi until I came across this.

It is pronounced somewhat like the English “t” however, instead of placing the tip of your tongue on the roof of your mouth like you would do if you were normally pronouncing t, place the tip of your tongue behind your upper teeth.

Yes but it’s sort of like learning to read Spanish then applying that to English. Online Punjabi lessons and other learning resources http: You won’t find a lot of specific material for learning Punjabi in the Shahmukhi script. Home News Alphabets What is writing? As an Indian Punjabi, I was familiar with Gurmukhi script. Common European Framework of Reference for Languages – This is what you see a lot of people using in their flair to indicate their level of shaumukhi in various languages.

This may seem like a lot to learn, but the letters are really not too difficult to remember. In Pakistan Punjabi is the second most widely-spoken language but has no official status. Want to add to the discussion?


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Punjabi descended from the Shauraseni language of medieval northern India and became a distinct language during the 11th century.

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