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Farsi Vs English
Transcript of Farsi Vs English
Vs English: a basic & brief comparison
Shayan Azizi & Komal Hak
Facts about Farsi globally
Number of native speakers World Wide: 322 million
Percentage of native speakers World Wide: 7%
Total number of speakers World Wide: 1.5 billion
Total percentage of speakers World Wide: 19.7%
Facts about English Globally
Number of Native speakers World Wide: 39 million
Percentage of native speakers World Wide .8%
Total number of speakers World Wide: 59 million
Total percentage of speakers World Wide: 0.8%
Language Family And Writing System
Latin Vs Arabic
English Vs (f RS) Farsi
Indo-European vs Indo-European
Germanic Vs Iranian
Three letter Code
ENG Vs PER/fas
Significant differences in
1. Number of vowels
5 vowels identified
15 different vowels identified, including several dipthongs such as [au] /aw/, [ei] /ay/,[oi] /oy/
The most characteristic
difference in the consonantal system lies in the unique distribution patterns of consonants in both language, Farsi usually ignores the short vowels
Consonant:/gh/ voiceless uvular stop, "Qasr" (castle)
/q/ voiced uvular stop "Gham" (sadness)
More variety of fricatives and nasal consonants
Farsi does not use gender pronouns
-Instead of using He or She, in Farsi,the speaker makes sure to name the subject,which will itself reveal gender.
Describes time and comparative relationships between morphemes that do not follow a general rule.
Farsi consistently places the adjectival phrase,within the same clause, after the noun it modifies.
My friend good came over.
both use a whole host of supplement morphemes
are made with
Lax vowels use
tension in the lips
with minimal tongue movement
NOT have Tense/
Lax versions of
-In English : /it/ for "eat
while /It/ for it
Difficult words for English speakers
Khande (laughter) [/xaende/]
Ghalam (pen) [/Gae'laem/]
Ma'na (meaning) [/mæ?n /]
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Ex-For the infinitive budan ‘to be’:
the present - hastam
the past - budam
Dipthongs : /ej/ [ey,ei,ay,ai]