Wanetsi (Pashto dialect)
|Native to||Pakistan, Afghanistan|
Wanetsi or Waneci (Pashto: وڼېڅي waṇētsi), also called Tareeno (Pashto: ترينو) or Chalgari (Pashto: څلګري tsalgari), is a Pashto dialect which is spoken by a small population of Tareen tribes in Pakistan and Afghanistan, primarily in Harnai and Sinjawi area east of Quetta, northern Balochistan, Pakistan. Wanetsi has some similarities with the Pamir language of Munji spoken in southern Badakhshan, northeastern Afghanistan.
The prevailing view of modern scholars is that Wanetsi may be considered a separate language from modern Pashto, which branched off in the early Middle Iranian stage before some of the characteristics of Pashto had been fully developed. Prods Oktor Skjærvø states:
The Pashto area split into two dialect groups at a pre-literary period, represented today on the one hand by all the dialects of modern Pashto and on the other by Waneci and by archaic remains in other southeast dialects.
Now Wanetsi is getting more and more influenced by standard Pashto. There are also dialectal divisions within Wanetsi, although the variation between them is very small.
Differences between Wanetsi and Pashto
|tōw, tōwa||tōd, tawda||hot|
|činostang||kṣ̌ēnəstəl||to sit down|
|ze kī||zə kawəm||I do|
Examples of sentences showing the difference:
|اندي وګوړي چي موښ پيار غه څټ لېژدي وي
indī waguṛī čī mōš piyār gha tsaṭ lēždī wī
|په دې کلي کې زموږ د پلار ډېر غويان وو
pə dē kəli kē zamuẓ̌ da plār ḍēr ghwayān wu
|In this village our father had many bulls.|
|شمزې و خوارږه شوې مي دې غوزين
šamze o khwāržə šwe mī de ghōzīn
|شلومبې او خواږه شوده هم چښي
šlombē aw khwāẓ̌ə šawdə ham čṣ̌i
|[They] also drink buttermilk and sweet milk.|