Linguistics Essay.pdf - Haley Copenhaver Greta Muller Levis WLC 119 Section 1 Hindi-Urdu Hindi and Urdu are two very similar sister languages both

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Haley Copenhaver Greta Muller Levis WLC 119 Section 1 October 10, 2018 Hindi-Urdu Hindi and Urdu are two very similar sister languages, both derived from the same language family and origins, yet they do have their differences. Abhi came to speak about these abundant similarities and differences, and he offered a lot of detailed information and intriguing facts about his native language of Hindi and Urdu. Specifically, the captivating sound systems of English versus Hindi-Urdu, as well as the interchangeability of vocabulary between Hindi and Urdu resonated greatly after the presentation. Mainly spoken in central India, Urdu is also spoken in Pakistan and Hindi is additionally spoken in Trinidad, the Caribbean, South Africa, Mauritius, and Uzbekistan (Abhi, In-Class Presentation, September 7, 2018). Hindi has a language status of 1 National in India (Ethnologue). There are 182 million native Hindi speakers and a grand total of 223 million Hindi and Urdu speakers overall (Crystal 297). Hindi and Urdu both belong to the Indo-European language family, specifically the Indo-Iranian family. Hindi descends from a combination of languages that include Sanskrit, Pali, and Persian, while Urdu solely comes from Persian. There

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