Wishing a Belated Bengali New Year to DFItes

Discussion in 'Introductions & Greetings' started by Peter, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. Peter

    Peter Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2014
    Messages:
    2,218
    Likes Received:
    1,129
    Location:
    Kolkata
    Subho Noboborsho


    [​IMG]
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    bose likes this.
  2.  
  3. Peter

    Peter Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2014
    Messages:
    2,218
    Likes Received:
    1,129
    Location:
    Kolkata
  4. Peter

    Peter Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2014
    Messages:
    2,218
    Likes Received:
    1,129
    Location:
    Kolkata
  5. bose

    bose Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2010
    Messages:
    3,956
    Likes Received:
    2,637
    Location:
    Kolkata, India.
    Peter likes this.
  6. Bornubus

    Bornubus Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2015
    Messages:
    4,187
    Likes Received:
    6,991
    The correct pronouncement is "Shubh Nava Varsha"
     
  7. bose

    bose Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2010
    Messages:
    3,956
    Likes Received:
    2,637
    Location:
    Kolkata, India.
    Bengalis pronounce it is a different way ... there is heavy use of "O"

    Bengalis spell "Sanjeeb" and not "Sanjeev"
     
    Tanweer and Bornubus like this.
  8. bengalraider

    bengalraider DFI Technocrat Stars and Ambassadors

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Messages:
    3,688
    Likes Received:
    2,173
    Location:
    in a fast food joint next to the imperial shipyard
    apnader shobai ke noboborsher subeccha janalam
     
    Peter and bose like this.
  9. sasum

    sasum Atheist but not Communists. Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2016
    Messages:
    1,434
    Likes Received:
    737
    Location:
    Delhi, India
    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) :tongue:
     
  10. Peter

    Peter Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2014
    Messages:
    2,218
    Likes Received:
    1,129
    Location:
    Kolkata
    In fact the Bengali pronunciation of watch is ghori.
     
  11. sasum

    sasum Atheist but not Communists. Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2016
    Messages:
    1,434
    Likes Received:
    737
    Location:
    Delhi, India
    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 !
     
  12. Peter

    Peter Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2014
    Messages:
    2,218
    Likes Received:
    1,129
    Location:
    Kolkata
    No I am saying in Bengali we call it ghori not ghari like in Hindi. I am not talking about the R pronunciation.
     
  13. sasum

    sasum Atheist but not Communists. Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2016
    Messages:
    1,434
    Likes Received:
    737
    Location:
    Delhi, India
    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.
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2016
  14. bose

    bose Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2010
    Messages:
    3,956
    Likes Received:
    2,637
    Location:
    Kolkata, India.
    There are many common words just the pronunciation is different ... Ghadi is Ghori
     
  15. Peter

    Peter Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2014
    Messages:
    2,218
    Likes Received:
    1,129
    Location:
    Kolkata
    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.
    https://www.google.co.in/search?q=h...ome..69i57.11079j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    https://www.google.co.in/search?q=h...eid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#q=female+horse+in+bengali
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2016
  16. sasum

    sasum Atheist but not Communists. Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2016
    Messages:
    1,434
    Likes Received:
    737
    Location:
    Delhi, India
    @Peter since you can't read hindi script, I will write the bengali equivalent of Mare..it is 'Ghotki' or 'Maadi Ghora".

    http://www.english-bangla.com/dictionary/mare
     
  17. Peter

    Peter Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2014
    Messages:
    2,218
    Likes Received:
    1,129
    Location:
    Kolkata
    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.
    https://www.google.co.in/search?q=h...eid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#q=female+horse+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.
     

Share This Page