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Miles 1Miles, MichaelLinguistics 312 December 2020Language Research Project Report: PersianAccording to the University of London, Farsi is the endonym for the Persian languageand it is the official language of modern day Iran, Afghanistan and the central Asian republic ofTajikistan (SOAS).In this report, I will be providing extensive information on the language’shistory along with a brief linguistic analysis.The Persian language is very beautiful and pleasing to one’s ear and has a deep and richhistory/culture that comes along with it.It is a part of the Indo-Iranian branch of theIndo-European family of languages.Linguists have discovered ties to Latin, Greek, theRomance, Slavic and Teutonic languages, and English.There are three variations of the Persianlanguage.The Persian spoken in Iran is commonly referred to as Farsi, Afghanistan is Dari andTajikistan refers to it as Tajiki.The difference between Farsi and Dari seems to be only political.Many Persian speakers in Afghanistan will actually refuse to refer to their language as Daribecause they say that is a label that has been forced onto them by the dominant Pashtun ethnicgroup in an attempt to pull Afghans away from their cultural ties from Iran and other Persianspeaking countries.However, Farsi and Dari are so closely related, it is considered to be thesame language with just different accents.In fact, the differences between Farsi and Dari areusually compared to the differences between British and American English.If we took a personthat spoke proper Persian from both countries, there would be very little to distinguish.But if wetake people that are slightly less educated from both countries, we can clearly see the differencesin grammar and pronunciation.
Miles 2According to Dana Hooshmand, Farsi and Dari speakers simplify their verbs in similar ways, butpronounce them differently, as seen above.It seems like Dari speakers see the ‘n’ as silent andpronounce the ‘am’ endings as ‘om.’

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