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Introduction to Afghan Persian Part 3 – Grammar

Posted  17 Nov 2020

Last week we had a brief overview of the main lexical differences between Afghan Persian and Iranian Persian. I forgot to mention one very important point – the names of months used in Afghanistan. The calendar most currently in use in Afghanistan is the Solar Hijri Calendar identical to the one used in Iran. The …

Introduction to Afghan Persian (Dari) Part 2 – Vocabulary and Expressions

Posted  06 Nov 2020

Having become acquainted with the phonology of Afghan Persian, it is time to learn some of the differences in vocabulary between it and Iranian Persian. Again, learners must always keep in mind the complex linguistic backgrounds of Afghan Persian speakers. While the official register of Persian in Afghanistan differs little from that in Iran, a …