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The Tehrani vernacular

Do you speak exactly the same way that you write? A rhetoric question, don’t answer. The fact is – no one does. Vernaculars always differ from the literary standards – a dull, basic fact. The interesting point is that depending … Continue reading

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تعارفات ايراني or The Iranian ways of courtesy

تعارفات [ta’ārofāt] is a Persian word meaning ‘courtesies, polite formulas and expressions’. As Persian society is a very politeness-conscious one (and loquacious, too), the Persian language is exceptionally rich in polite, formal ways of saying things. Without knowing them it … Continue reading

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کتاب ماه – فرهنگ توصیفی گونه‌های زبانی ایران

فرهنگ توصیفی گونه‌های زبانی ایران این کتاب, که به کوشش دکتر ایران کلباسی از بزگواران زبانشناسی ایرانی نوشته شده, یک جواهر بی‌نظیری است. به نظرشخصی من دسترسی به آن برای همه علاقمندان گویش‌شناسی ضروری است. کتاب شامل ترجمه یک گفتار کوتاهی به … Continue reading

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A blog to recommend

A friend of mine, Rémy LeBeau (unfortunately, it seems that’s not the name in his papers) apart from the very promising-but-hibernated blog on Pashto runs a blog which is generally worth reading. One of his last entries, on the language … Continue reading

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