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In an article in a book dealing with the World's major Languages on Pashtu I saw mention that Pashtu actually has two oblique cases, one of which is essentially a prepositional case as it only occurs after certain prepositions. It is not mentioned in this article. Could anyone comment on this af:Gebruiker:Jcwf— Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk • contribs) 20:57, 5 January 2006
This is in fact true, but its use varies widely from dialect to dialect. Also, it can be plausibly argued that the case of which you speak is a suffixed postposition in many instances: "la kora (from the house) = *la kor na. In instances where the noun ends on a vowel, the full postposition is used: "la koro na (from the houses)". But also the same morphological marker can also denote a collective noun, like "1 dollar; 2 dollara; tso dollara? (how many dollars?)". — Preceding unsigned comment added by Channa.web (talk • contribs) 18:44, 9 March 2007
Southwest (Kandahari) is the most conservative in phonology because it retains a four way distinction with regards to these four phonemes (ts, dz, š., ž.) Pashto is a phonologically rich language with regards to consonants...Kandahari dialect: p, b, t, d, t., d., k, g, q, ?, ts, dz, č, j, f, s, z, š, ž, š., ž., x, ġ, h, l, r, r., m, n, ñ, w, j (Non-IPA)
Northeast merged: ts, dz with s, z ;š., ž. with x and ġ
Southeast merged: š., ž. with š, ž
Northwest merged: ts, dz with s, z; ġ with y
Whatever the Proto-Pashto phonemes were, Southwest must be conservative because it retains all four phonemes with no mergers. Imperial78— Preceding undated comment added 08:29, 31 January 2006
Hi I can teach you pashto, but you got to figure out how is it possible, I am a Pashtoon from Afghanistan, contact me at email@example.com pr firstname.lastname@example.org — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tariq4s (talk • contribs) 16:08, 25 June 2007
I live in gujranwala pakistan where there are handful of pashto speaking people from the north west frontier pakistan as well as migrants from afghanistan. From my experience pasto will be a difficult language for you to learn on internet. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk • contribs) 10:42, 3 April 2007
In Afghanistan I think Pashto is spoken more then 30% come ON it should be 7o% or 65% or more or it should 75% of Afghans spek both languages .— Preceding unsigned comment added by Afghan pakhtoon (talk • contribs) 20:29, 24 March 2007
The tabular representation of Pashto dialects as well as the so-called Roman alphabet are among the numerous private and amateur offerings in this regard. No "official" or academically approved/sanctioned work by any authority in this regard exists. Neither are any sources cited for these. Casual visitors to this page will likely construe these alphabets and dialectical representations as being standard, which they are not. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk • contribs) 21:43, 11 January 2009
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The result of the move request was: moved. Jenks24 (talk) 14:41, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
Support per above. Khestwol (talk) 09:11, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
Comment I do not think that the Ngrams here count for much especially when Ngrams such as for "English,English language" give similarly extreme results. Arguably WP:DISAMBIG applies: "Disambiguation may also be applied to a title that inherently lacks precision and would be likely to confuse readers if it is not clarified, even it does not presently result in a titling conflict between two or more articles." I do not think that Pashto has the same level of familiarity as Esperanto or Latin. GregKaye 09:19, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
Comment: However by comparison, English also refers to "an adjective referring to something of, from, or related to England", and to English people, so it is an ambiguous word. As for "Pashto", on the other hand, it is nearly exclusively used for the language. A person searching for "English" might likely be searching for the adjectival or the ethnonym, among other things. But a person searching for "Pashto" is highly likely searching for the topic. "Pashto language" could be used if "Pashto" by itself was ambiguous to provide a WP:NATURAL disambiguation, but in our case any disambiguation is unneeded so the concise term "Pashto" is more suitable. WP:PRIMARYTOPIC applies here. Khestwol (talk) 09:25, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
Support per WP:NCLANG. This is the established primary topic, which is as it should be. --BDD (talk) 17:19, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
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