Eating is an agricultural act - Wendell Berry

Sunday, July 06, 2008

mumbai phrases 3 - bata

अरे, ज़रा फ़ोन बता ना
this means "show me the phone".

how 'दीखा' became 'बता' , please बता
(am unable to figure out how to put the 'small di')

mumbai phrases 1 and 2 from earlier.

7 comments:

kbpm said...

oh i lovvve this mumbai-ism and use it quite regularly. dont know why. di and the maha-praana kha are too much effort for the very busy mumbai-ite !!

csm said...

i have also grudgingly accepted its usage, though not an user myself.
thats why it has taken this much time to come up with this one.

unable to write the small di using the google hindi script. have to figure that one out.

kbpm said...

i did not mean you (i read your post in the english and not in the hindi part anyway). i mean in general its easier to say batha instead of di-kha although its wrong.

Vanessa said...

on a totally unrelated note,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_A77N5WKWM

csm said...

as a structured approach towards significantly enhancing written communication and it has been my explicit attempt to promote such phenomena in this written space, it behoves poorly that unconnected messages are exchanged, which could potentially diminish the value of this space.
phew:-)

Vanessa said...

Someone needs enhancing oral communication though. Any tips?
Hypothetical question : If csm was in this press conference,....................fill in the blanks.

csm said...

it would be an elaborate one.