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Default 10-15-2017, 11:18 AM

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It's not a complement in our parts. Although it's not an insult it's more like banter.
figured as much
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few posts ago, someone posted about a few english sentences and we had to translate it to our dialect! [do you remember now?]
so I think our Farah Khore translated 'children' as 'Kishnyan', while most of the others said 'Mashuman'!
So I would like to say in the Northern Pashto and Central Pashto we have 'Kuchnay'(just like 'Kishney' but different accent)/'Kiche'(just to remind some of you 'Kichi pichi mashuman') and 'Mashum' both!
In our Northern Dialect 'Mashum' is more commonly used, while 'Kiche'/'Kuchnay' is rarely used(but you'll hear it definitely sometimes).
In the Northern Pashto in Pakistan I have never heard kuchnay.Maybe they use it in Afghanistan.Its definitely used in Balochistan.
Some people in the Swat/Dir region use 'kach' to refer to something small , but I'm pretty sure even they use mashum for child.

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Default 10-15-2017, 08:46 PM

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In the Northern Pashto in Pakistan I have never heard kuchnay.Maybe they use it in Afghanistan.Its definitely used in Balochistan.
Some people in the Swat/Dir region use 'kach' to refer to something small , but I'm pretty sure even they use mashum for child.
Thats what I said('rarely used')
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Default 10-16-2017, 01:48 PM

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few posts ago, someone posted about a few english sentences and we had to translate it to our dialect! [do you remember now?]
so I think our Farah Khore translated 'children' as 'Kishnyan', while most of the others said 'Mashuman'!
So I would like to say in the Northern Pashto and Central Pashto we have 'Kuchnay'(just like 'Kishney' but different accent)/'Kiche'(just to remind some of you 'Kichi pichi mashuman') and 'Mashum' both!
In our Northern Dialect 'Mashum' is more commonly used, while 'Kiche'/'Kuchnay' is rarely used(but you'll hear it definitely sometimes).
Its basically the southern term for "rukay/urkay"(the central karlanri term for it is "werkiya/workiya" for example. But yeah its barely used i guess for the same reason rukay is somewhat barely used among northern pashtuns but i have heard it from many southern pashtuns tho here and there.
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Its basically the southern term for "rukay/urkay"(the central karlanri term for it is "werkiya/workiya" for example. But yeah its barely used i guess for the same reason rukay is somewhat barely used among northern pashtuns but i have heard it from many southern pashtuns tho here and there.
We use "urkai/wurkai/werkai " all the time. No one says "alaq" in our parts. Although I believe "alaq" is the more recognized term for a young man or boy.
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Default 10-16-2017, 09:21 PM

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We use "urkai/wurkai/werkai " all the time. No one says "alaq" in our parts. Although I believe "alaq" is the more recognized term for a young man or boy.
Are you from FATA or KP?

I thought worhkai was mostly a central Pashtunistan thing. I don't think I've heard people from places like Kandahar or Peshawar use it.
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Are you from FATA or KP?

I thought worhkai was mostly a central Pashtunistan thing. I don't think I've heard people from places like Kandahar or Peshawar use it.
It's half and half brother. FATA is walking distance from us.
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Its basically the southern term for "rukay/urkay"(the central karlanri term for it is "werkiya/workiya" for example. But yeah its barely used i guess for the same reason rukay is somewhat barely used among northern pashtuns but i have heard it from many southern pashtuns tho here and there.
Do you mean rukay as in young man? e.g. Most of the times women call young working men(taxi/rishka driver, dokandar etc.) as rukay.
If you mean this one then it's very common.
And yes Werkiya is very common in Waziristan, and Workiya is common in Khyber..
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Default 10-17-2017, 04:13 AM

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Do you mean rukay as in young man? e.g. Most of the times women call young working men(taxi/rishka driver, dokandar etc.) as rukay.
If you mean this one then it's very common.
And yes Werkiya is very common in Waziristan, and Workiya is common in Khyber..
Yeah pretty much but i dont see it that often anymore like it used to a few years back in my childhood. Then again im often out the country so that could be it too.
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Default 10-17-2017, 10:25 AM

I know most of you guys don't know much about the kind of language Paschtun women use. Nor i think you people pay much attention to it. But have you ever heard your mother or other elder women use unique pashto curses. By curses i mean not shkanzali just sharawi. My mother says a lot of sharawi when she's angry, irritated and being sarcastic. She says things like; drubba de owaha, pa tsango akhta say, mlaa de maata/shna sa, khula de da galla daka sa, da Arzael(corrupt form Izrael) wa khula ta say etc etc.
A lot of women from different tribes and regions of south use them. Do your women say such stuff too?
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