Urdu Essays

  • Essay About My Heritage

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    My heritage. What does your heritage mean to you? My heritage is my identity; a Sri Lankan Muslim. I am proud to be the fifth generation Sri Lankan Moor in my family. Growing up abroad I have learned to treasure my heritage immensely and made an effort to understand it because it identifies me. Religion is a vital part of the Sri Lankan heritage and identification due to the abundant number of religious sites. Yes, Buddhism is the dominant religion, however, due to my ancestors’ settlements, my

  • Intercultural Communication Literature Review

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    2. Literature Review This section will discuss several theories, finding of previous researchers and concepts related to Intercultural sensitivity, culture and the field of Intercultural Communication. The literature review section aims to achieve several objectives. Firstly, it plans to define the concepts of Intercultural competence, Intercultural sensitivity and other related terms from the points of view of different researchers. Secondly, it discusses the history of intercultural field and

  • Metaphors We Live Analysis

    856 Words  | 4 Pages

    According to Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson, metaphors are used for “understanding and experiencing one kind of thing in terms of another” (pg 6). In other words, a metaphor is explaining or describing one thing as if it was something else. They explain two kinds of metaphors in the book. The first type of metaphor that the book mentions is a “structural metaphor” in which “one concept is metaphorically structured in terms of another” (pg 15). The other type the book mentions

  • Hines: A Metaphorical Analysis

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    sexual desire. On the basis of the above observations, we propose to address two main issues: (I) To check the cross-linguistic applicability of the English metaphors identified by Hines concerning the view of women as objects of sexual desire in Hindi-Urdu. (II) To check whether women who are viewed as objects of desire, are trivialised and discriminated in these South Asian languages as they are in English? (III) To assess the ideological import of the metaphors that apply to women by comparing them

  • Two Nation Theory Analysis

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    Hindu Nationalism 6. Social Differences 7. Economics Differences 8. Hindi Urdu Controversy 9. Congress Attitude 10. Language Meaning of Two Nation Theory The Two Nation Theory in its simplest way means the cultural, political, religious, economic and social dissimilarities between the two major communities. Hindus and Muslims

  • American Imperialism

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    first language of speech is Gujarati, my second is Urdu, my third is English. But as far as reading and writing goes I can read and write best in English. I'm a tail end product of the Raj. This is the case with a lot of people in India and Pakistan. They're con¬demned to write in English, but I don't think this is such a bad thing because English is a rich language. Naturally it is not my first language; I'm more at ease talking in Gujrati and Urdu. After moving to America I realized that all my sentences

  • Cultural Culture In Pakistan

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    heroes and historical places is our culture. No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive. MAHATMA GANDHI. A Look at Pakistani Language, Religion, Culture, Customs and Etiquette Language in Pakistan Urdu is the only native language of Pakistan. Although English is generally used instead of Urdu. English

  • Metaphorical Animal Name

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    senses of malicious, spiteful and bossy (Hughes, 1991). The masculine billa(tomcat), however, presents no figurative usage and in actual fact the term is falling out of use, being replaced by male cat when sex distinction is needed. As regards Hindi Urdu, the masculine term billa (male cat) does not apply to women whereas the female dog kutiya denotes a despicable woman and a prostitute. More striking, however, is the fact that even the infant words pilla (puppy) is used as terms of abuse.

  • Why Is Speech Recognition Difficult

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    Why Is Speech Recognition Difficult 8.1 Noise A speech is uttered in an environment full of sound, people talking, a speaker in the background, the tick tocks of the clock, the noise of the A.C’s compressor etc. these all are referred as Noise i.e. the unwanted voice signals in the background. In speech Recognition we have to filter out and cancel the effect of these noises from the main speech signal so that the result should be completely derived from the correct information. 8.2 Poor Recognition

  • Importance Of Social Connectedness

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    Discussion Individual relationships and connections with others can be a source of enjoyment and support. They help people to feel they belong and have a part to play in society. People who feel socially connected contribute towards building communities and society. Social connectedness has been shown to be associated with good health, low crime, higher educational achievement, economic growth, and other positive benefits (Capon & Blakely, 2007). High levels of social connectedness are thought to

  • Summary Of Romeo And Juliet Analysis

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    This is a fact that a multilingual person enjoys pleasures of life more than a person who speaks only one or two languages and English has the highest priority.English carries certain features and it has a great portfolio of literature.In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare uses a simile to portray Romeo’s amazement and wonder at Juliet’s beauty: “O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright! / Her beauty hangs upon the cheek of night, / Like a rich jewel in an Ethiop’s ear.” In

  • Identity And Bilingualism

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    The article by Susan Jones titled ‘One body and two heads: girls exploring their bicultural identities through text’ (2006) provides meaningful insight into identity. Two groups of girls, both from different backgrounds, are interviewed. A distinct link is made between biculturalism and bilingualism with authors Hamers and Blanc-as cited by Jones, 2006- stating that “language is a component of culture”. The out-of-school practices carried out by the girls as well as me and every other person indicates

  • English Literacy In America

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    Inside their homes, mostly the top three languages other than English that are spoken are Spanish, Vietnamese, and Urdu. These statistics show that America is made up of many different people and that English doesn’t come very easy for everyone. In many households, growing up English isn’t the first language so when it’s time for school, children struggle with literacy

  • Ssd2 Week 1 Individual Assignment

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    From 2011-2014, I led a South Asian Bible Study group in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In our group, we had members from different backgrounds and nationalities such as: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, England, and the US. During that time, we noticed that many Pakistani Christian families, who fled from Pakistan because of persecution and draconian blasphemy laws, were seeking asylum in Thailand. My team members and I invited the Christian refugee families in our Bible study group and tried

  • Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis Analysis

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    A research has been done by Hassan, Shah, Sarwar & Alam (2011) about sociolinguistics which basically to define social function of the language of Punjabi society. This society has a variety of social groups and they use the same language which is Urdu but have different dialects. However, this society is being racism toward people from different status which separates them into a few groups and each of the group uses different dialects. The uses of dialect also represent their social status whether

  • Examples Of Received Pronunciation

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    TEACHING PRIORITIES OF PRONUNCIATION English is significantly different from our own languages. In the majority of lessons or topics, learners do get some opportunity to speak, and it is obvious that no one can speak without pronunciation. It is also obvious that pronunciation can be an instant and problem to communication, even between the speakers whose knowledge of English is generally good, and would have no difficulty in communicating with each other. There are many features of any topic that

  • Operation Eagle Claw Analysis

    530 Words  | 3 Pages

    Sandstorm (Tofane Shen): This movie depicts “Operation Eagle Claw,” the failed American mission to rescue the American hostages. In April 1980, eight RH-53D helicopters flew from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz to a remote road serving as an airstrip in the Great Salt Desert of Eastern Iran near Tabas. The sandstorms shift the field of vision for the American aircraft. As the helicopters repositioned themselves for refueling, one helicopter crashed into a C-130 tanker, killing eight U.S. servicemen

  • Gender Dichotomy Ar Methodology

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    Provision of quality health care is a serious policy concern across the world. Owing to this, health care system and provision of basic health facilities have generally improved around the globe. However there are still notable disparities among the heath care facilities in some developing countries. Health care status of transgender is more critical in countries like Pakistan. The transgender are denied the right to health care facilitates because of their gender ambiguity. They are excluded in

  • Personal Narrative: Moving Into A Country

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    English, the only problem that I had with it is grammar. And I was shy. As time passes by, I was getting used to that. The next challenging thing for me is schooling system, because it was different from Pakistan. In Pakistan, we basically use to speak Urdu in schools, while most of ours books were in English (British English). That is also one thing I am still going through, because there are still some words which I say and pronounce in British English instead of American English. I can not help it

  • My Literacy Skills

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    and the examining of Shakespearean writing, there is undoubtedly my writing information advanced essentially because of school. However midway through elementary school, the biggest change of my life took place happened. I moved from Pakistan, an Urdu speaking country, to the U.S, an English speaking country. My theory of us learning to read and write mainly because of want and desire to become successful is based on my experiences in primary school when I