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1: Alef
2: be b
3: pe p
4: te t
5: te*(with the dot, loop) ,t
6: se _t
7: jim ^g (ha^g^g; pilgrimage to makke)
8: jim ^g (ha^g^g; pilgrimage to makke)
9: Zim (in you case CIM) c (calmay, young) (Your
on #10)
10: che ^c (pA^cA, padishah)11 ce ,c (,calOr, four)
12 he .h (.haqq, law)
13 xe _h (_han, khan)
14 dal d
15 dal*(with the dot, loop) ,d
16 zal _d
17 re r
18 re*(with the dot, loop) ,r
19 ze z
20 ze(that with the 3 dots) ^z
20 ze(like in leg, little) ,z
21 sin s
22 shin ^s
23 ,Shen ,s
24 swat .s
25 dwat .d
26 twa .t (.taraf, direction, side)
> 27 zwa .z (.zAhir, a name)
> 28 ayn '
> 29 gayn .g
> 30 fe f
> 31 qaf q
> 32 kaf k
> 33 gaf g
> 34 lam l
> 35 mim m
> 36 nun n
> 37 nun*(with the dot, loop) .n
> 38 waw w (like in wa.tan), U (like in lUr), O (like in mOr)
39 h h
40 Zwarki (Heh with Hamza Abaove) to diffrienciate (Z,ra = Heart from Z,ra = Old).
41: Sarganda Ya y ( 32 ya-yi ma'ruf I (this is a capital i))
42: Awgdah Ya E (ya-yi maghul E)
43: Shazina Ya Ee
44: Karwala Ya ay
45: Narma Ya ay

The above list is the standard Pashto alphabets list todate, and I hope
your dictionary is
based on the above SORT order and characters list.

> alif (that short one like in waqt, time)

Also please be carefull about the words like WAQT and Wakht. I RECOMMEND
THAT
WE SHOULD PROOFREAD THE DICTIONARY BY AT LEAST 6 PASHTUN SCHOLARS
AFTER YOU FINISHED IT.

LIWAL

> The English words are send as an attachment (text file). You can open it
with all text processors available (Microsoft Word, Word Perfect,
Staroffice, ...), any editor or in your e-mail program (outlook, ...) . If
you have problems please mail to my personal e-mail address: maf@heidy.com
>
> file name:
> number of words:
> order:
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> IMPORTANT: Use the CHARACTER TABLE below, otherwise no converting into
Pashto is possible, cause the roman characters are too limited to describe
all pashto characters.
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> Some hints:
> 1. Please add the gender of nouns in brackets; female (f), masculine (m)
> 2. add to a verb in brackets the stem of the present tense, like it this
example: lwastel (lwal-). Sometimes some words like kawel do also have
another form for the perfect tense, please add this form in the brackets
after the present tense stem: kawel (kaw-, k,rel).
> 3. separate the English and pashto words with the character &, like in:
letter & lIk(m)
> 4. if the translated word is finished please finish the line with //,
like:
> letter & _ha.t(m) //
> 5. sometimes there are more than one corresponding Pashto word; separate
them by a comma: letter & lIk(m), _ha.t(m)
> 6. Sometimes an English word has mor meanings (it can be a noun and a verb
t the same time for example): Please write this words two times; that means
2 or more lines:
> 7. Pashto uses special Prepositions, called Circumposition; please write
them in this form: in: peH ... k,sI or like about: de ... depAraH
> 8. If you have any comments or suggestions please mail them in our forum
or to my personal address.
> 9. After converting your file into Pashto letters and the formatting we
will send you the the result; please send us comments, hints and
corrections.
> 10. If you need the transcription table please mail. We can send it in
following file formats: ps, dvi, pdf, gif, jpg, doc.
> 11. If you write any poems, stories ... with the letters according the
transcription table I will convert them into Pashto letters, and send a file
back to you. Maybe some unknown poems, folk songs, ....
> 12. If some words are not translatable please let them open; do not care
about that!
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> CHARACTER TABLE
>
> Character table of the letters in their pashto alphabetical order: Please
> write the Pashto characters with this symbols:
> Pashto character corresponding Roman character
> 1: alif
> 2: be b
> 3: pe p
> 4: te t
> 5: te*(with the dot, loop) ,t
> 6: se _t
> 7: jim ^g (ha^g^g; pilgrimage to makke)
> 8: che ^c (pA^cA, padishah)
> 9: je c (calmay, young)
> 10 ce ,c (,calOr, four)
> 11 he .h (.haqq, law)
> 12 xe _h (_han, khan)
> 13 dal d
> 14 dal*(with the dot, loop) ,d
> 15 zal _d
> 16 re r
> 17 re*(with the dot, loop) ,r
> 18 ze z
> 19 ze(that with the 3 dots) ^z
> 20 ze(like in leg, little) ,z
> 21 sin s
> 22 shin ^s
> 24 swat .s
> 25 dwat .d
> 26 twa .t (.taraf, direction, side)
> 27 zwa .z (.zAhir, a name)
> 28 ayn '
> 29 gayn .g
> 30 fe f
> 31 qaf q
> 23 kaf k
> 24 gaf g
> 25 lam l
> 26 mim m
> 27 nun n
> 28 nun*(with the dot, loop) .n
> 29 waw w (like in wa.tan), U (like in lUr), O (like in mOr)
> 31 h h
> 32 ya-yi ma'ruf I (this is a capital i)
> 33 ya-yi maghul E
> Special!
> Some (short) vocals are not written in Pashto, but you have to write it inthe roman script with small letters:
> alif (that short one like in waqt, time) a
> e(short e, zwarakay i think, like in zer, thousand) e
> u(not written like in kutub, books) u >
> If the vocals are written in Pashto. write them with the capital letters
(I, O, U, E)
>
> Ending of a noun:
> ey(like in female nouns like n^geley, girl) Ee,ey (both
possible!)
> ay(like in male nouns, malgeray, friend) ay
>
> Please write all ya-yi at the beginning of the word (like yar, yau) as y
> Diphthongs like ey, oy, ay are written as in English
>
> Madde is done by just writing the consonant twice as in ta^sakkur
> Please separate the English and Pashto words good enough; best with a
special
> character as &.
>
> If a word starts with ayn(like in 'Alim) please write this ayn with its
> roman character '.
>
> The whole character table as pdf-file can be send on request (gif, jpg
files also possible). There are some
> examples and the Pashto characters are really written in Pashto.

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