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  1. So there is no 'w' in Gurmukhi but we still promote the use of 'Waheguru' any reason for this?
  2. WJKK, WJKF to all - new to the forum but sharing a link to a Punjabi version of Wordle. It may be interesting for any Punjabi readers hoping to practice. You can see people playing it on Twitter. I am no expert so please feel free to send any feedback along. Bhul chuk maaf, thank you!
  3. 'Bulli Bai' is a website that purported to offer Muslim women for 'sale', the second time in less than a year that a fake online auction of this kind has sparked outrage in India. The website was created on GitHub, an American coding platform which developers use to build and host software. This time the app's major language is Punjabi and a turban logo. An engineering student from Bengaluru (south India) has been held by the police for questioning related to the app. The motive is clear, whoever created this app is trying to create hate and anger against Sikhs by using the Gurmukhi
  4. Sorry about my ignorance, however, I had a thought in my head, most likely something I heard in a Khatha some time ago. Anywhoo, is there a shabad, in Guru Granth Sahib Ji, about Guru Nanak Ji creating the Gurmukhi alphabet from what I recall it was written when he was really young.
  5. How do I pronounce that symbol, what sound is it? Under the word klchray, under the L and Cha.
  6. Trying to think how to ask this right... Is there significance to the brush stroke order of Gurmukhi? Are there symbolic, scientific, engineering or other concepts embedded into Gurmukhi script? Was it originally brushed?
  7. I’ve notice a lot of my cousins in Canada can’t speak Punjabi let alone read it. They are too old to go the the local Punjabi school offered in the gurdwara. They don’t come from religious families and I feel really bad as I think their chances of connecting with Sikhi are pretty slim due to the language barrier. A few have expressed regret that they weren’t encouraged to learn at a young age and their parents spoke only English at home. Any suggestions?
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    GyanKhand Organization

    ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫ਼ਤਹਿ! We would like to invite the sangat to the official ‘GyanKhand’ Discord Server. Like our Instagram page, Subreddit, and Soundcloud, YouTube, and other platforms, our aim with this platform is to further extend the reach of our content so we can spread and raise awareness of the ancient knowledge passed down by our Gurus, warriors, saints, and scholars. This server is yet another part of our everlasting endeavour to create a large online community for Sikhs; not just one where educated Sikhs can have intellectual discussions, but also a place which
  9. VJKK VJKF I am currently undertaking Santhiya and my ustaad has set some khoj to find out what ਸਦਰਸ means. I have searched Mahan Kosh and cannot find anything, can anyone shed any light? I’d be most thankful! Fateh
  10. I seriously advise people who don't know how to already, to learn Gurmukhi whilst on lock down, plenty of resources available.
  11. So after 6 months or so I feel comfortable in saying I can sing Japji Sahib, it takes around 34 minutes as I sing it slow and clear. However in saying that , i do not know the meaning of the words being spoken. As I use transliteration when reading but memorized the majority of the paath. I am thinking of starting to read the Gurmukhi versions of Japji Shaib, so I can read and understand clearly. Question is has anyone been in this situation and does anyone have any helpful tips.
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    Reading gurbani

    Does anyone know roughly how long it takes to go from knowing no Gurmukhi to being able to read it fluently
  13. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Sangat Jeo A few books on learning written and spoken Punjabi have been uploaded on SikhSangat's Scribd account. Perhaps those of us who are not familiar with Gurmukhi script, or those who want to improve their Punjabi vocabulary and general reading skills will find these self-study books useful. :geek: Links: 1. Colloquial Panjabi - A Complete Language Course by Mangat Rai Bhardwaj - Published by Routledge, London (2004) From the Preface: "This course... is a complete language course which aims at helping you learn the colloquia
  14. Who else agrees that the Gurmukhi encoded script is in desperate need of work? By work I mean proper encoding of the script for web use. Working on various fonts and having a standard font system et al. I see Arabic/Devanagari done so well, but of course their populations exceed ours. However, even Hebrew has been done so well. I thank the Sikhs and Unicode who have initially encoded the Gurmukhi script, but I personally think we need to develop it further with different styles and expressing it through various forms if we want to keep it alive. I guess tackling this issue will involve
  15. The SGPC, as the trendsetter in the Sikh world, has ratified Dr. Sant Singh Khalsa's transliterations of Gurbani which are highly erroneous and lacking the spirit of the original Gurmukhi. Unfortunately, since the green light from the Committee, one finds Khalsa's works all over the internet and in popular literature. For those interested in utilizing proper transliterations, I suggest perusing the Mahan Kosh and older Punjab simplifications which are still available even to this day. Below I present the proper transliteration of a Shabad which is usually employed by Islamic apologia to dispar
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    Apps to learn Gurmukhi

    Can anyone recommend apps or websites that work to teach Gurmukhi to the older generations.
  17. I was watching this video If you watch between 15:00-38:00 He is talking about Lareevar. https://www.sikhnet.com/pages/lareevar I would like to know if there is any place that can teach me to read Lareevar in Europe? VJKK VJKF /Cloud
  18. This book is out of print and hard to get hold of. I've seen it selling second hand for a small fortune in the past. Very useful to help build up vocabulary. https://www.scribd.com/doc/300210173/An-introduction-to-the-Sacred-Language-of-Sikhs-by-Christopher-Shackle
  19. Came across this video today Of course Naad of gurbani I know about through raag lectures, but how true is his presentation given his association with Yogi Harbhajan and his own given presentation of himself.
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    Urgent Question

    I am Amritdhari for a week or so. I am learning Gurmukhi and I can read Gurmukhi at a slow and okay pace. Is it bad if I do my nitnem in gurmukhi english. Is there a less benefit doing it in gurmukhi english. I am very anxious to know. As sometimes when I do my nitnem I do it right with the pronunciation but I thought to myself as long as I am saying the word right it is the same benefit. Any answers or advice. I will be taking santhiya later on but I was wondering is there a difference?
  21. any one recommend and websites or books to help get started to learn Punjabi thank you
  22. Last year TURIYA Charity assisted by the School of Elusive Fighting, organised Summer Martial Arts Seminars to raise funds for the amazing..... Bhai Nand Lal Project. The project is not a 'memorial' website. It is an erstwhile attempt to help ENLIVEN the highly sophisticated, artistic and spiritual SIKH CULTURE, which has sadly and slowly diminished over the last few centuries. As a natural next step, TURIYA is bringing to the world sangat the first ever dedicated on-line Farsi in the Sikh Tradition beginners course. The aim is to empower Sikhs to retrieve their heritage and for the sang
  23. #1 in this series for Learning Gurmukhi / Punjabi Alphabet. We look at the benefits of learning to read, pronounce and understand the Gurmukhi script (paintee) instead of just using translations and transliterations (romanised). This is all part of Stage 3 in our Five Stage Plan of systematic parchar of Sikhi. In the next videos we will be looking at how words are made in Gurmukhi and how to write and pronounce each letter and vowel. More @http://www.everythings13.org/our-5-po...
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