Sylheti Language

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ছিলটি ভাষা
Si•lo•ti Bhaa•shaa
Sylheti Language

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This course is intended to teach the Sylheti language.

Who is this course for?[edit]

This is a comprehensive course for people who want to develop linguistic (lexical, grammatical and phonetic) and communication skills in the Sylheti language. The Bengali script is the most commonly used script for Sylheti, although it also has its own script.

First contact[edit]

Let's dive straight into some simple Sylheti sentences to give you a first impression of how Sylheti is structured.

Sentence 1 : I speak Bengali.

আমি
a•mi
ছিলটি
si•lo•ti
মাতি
ma•ti
I Sylheti (Language) speak.
Subject Direct Object Verb
a = আ
m = ম
mi = মি
Ami = আমি
s = ছ
si = ছি
l = ল
lo = ল

t = ট
to = টি
siloti = ছিলটি
m = ম
ma = মা
t = ত
ti = তি
mati = মাতি

Note : The simple affirmative present tense Sylheti sentence follows the Subject-Object-Verb (SOV) word order. To learn more about this, see Bengali Word Order

Sentence 2 : I do not speak Sylheti.

আমি
a•mi
ছিলটি
si•lo•ti
মাতি
ma•ti
না
naa.
I Sylheti (Language) speak not
Subject Direct Object Verb Negative marker for present
a = আ
m = ম
mi = মি
Ami = আমি
s = ছ
si = ছি
l = ল
lo = ল

t = ট
to = টি
siloti = ছিলটি
m = ম
ma = মা
t = ত
ti = তি
mati = মাতি
n = ন
na = না

Note : The simple negative present tense Sylheti sentence adds the negative marker -naa after the verb to make it negative.

Note :

1. As the subject changes from ami (I) to tumi (You), observe that the form of the present tense verb changes. To learn more about this, see Verbs

List of Grammar Lessons (not in order)[edit]

List of Vocabulary Lessons (not in order)[edit]

Appendices[edit]