Discussion in 'Introductions & Greetings' started by Peter, Apr 16, 2016.
@pmaitra @jackprince @mikhail @bose
An interesting theory on the origin of the new year.
Shubho Naboborsho to all of you...
May new year bring prosperity to all...
The correct pronouncement is "Shubh Nava Varsha"
Bengalis pronounce it is a different way ... there is heavy use of "O"
Bengalis spell "Sanjeeb" and not "Sanjeev"
apnader shobai ke noboborsher subeccha janalam
So you say bengali alphabet doesn't have a hindi equivalent of 'व' and have only ' ब'? and pronouncing 'shubh' as 'shubho' may be harmless but imagine what will happen if you say 'Ghadi' (watch) as 'Ghodi' (Mare)
In fact the Bengali pronunciation of watch is ghori.
So you say, in Bengali R=ड़ and not र ?
And as per you, in Bengali, 'watch' is written as घोरि and not घोड़ि ?
----- Wrong !
No I am saying in Bengali we call it ghori not ghari like in Hindi. I am not talking about the R pronunciation.
Ghodi or Ghori - both denote female-horse in Bangla as well as Hindi. Now, i am getting a hint of the anomaly in Bengali pronounciation. You add ॉ in your pronounciation. Like बॉल (Force) for बल..
How about घॉड़ि ?
PS: Hope you can read Hindi/ Devnagari.
There are many common words just the pronunciation is different ... Ghadi is Ghori
I am not 100% sure about the particular Bengali term for a female horse. However we do call a watch as ghori.
As for force(power) we call it ball.(same as ball of football or like Ballal Sen)
Edit: This may interest you.
@Peter since you can't read hindi script, I will write the bengali equivalent of Mare..it is 'Ghotki' or 'Maadi Ghora".
I can read Hindi/Devanagari script. However I am not too comfortable with it.
As I have stated earlier the Bengali equivalent of the female horse that you are claiming(ghori) is not used here. In Bengal if you say ghori it means a watch/clock not a female horse. As I have stated earlier the female horse is called meye ghora in Bengal. In fact any female animal is termed as a meye-the name of the animal in Bengali.
Note: I am not sure what the official/dictionary version of mare is in Bengali,however I am giving the colloquial version which we use.
Separate names with a comma.