Jhangvi dialect

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Jhangvi (جھنگوی), Jhangochi (جھنگوچی) or Rachnavi(رچناوی) is a dialect of Punjab, Pakistan which is intermediate between Standard Punjabi and Saraiki.[1] Its name is derived from Jhang.[2] It is spoken throughout a widespread area, starting from Khanewal to Jhang District at either end of Ravi and Chenab. [3]. Jhangvi word has limitations as it does not represent whole bar area of Punjab as such it can be considered subdialect of Jatki/Jangli. It is pertinent to mention here that native people mostly use Jatki word for their dialect. Jatki dialect is spoken by Indigenous people of Jhang, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Chiniot, Vehari, Khanewal, Okara, Sahiwal, Hafizabad, Nankana Sahib, Pakpattan, Bahawalnagar, Mandi Bahauddin, Sargodha and Fazilka districts.[citation needed]

Jatki's sound inventory includes implosive consonants, but unlike in Saraiki these do not have phonemic status, as they do not contrast with plain voiced consonants.[4] The implosives are also more common than in Saraiki, and their set contains the unusual for the area dental implosive (/ɗ̪/), which contrasts with the regular retroflex implosive /ᶑ/.[5][6]

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  • Bahl, Parmanand (1936). Étude de phonetique historique et experimentale des consonnes injectives du Multani, dialecte panjabi occidental. Paris: Adrien-Maisonneuve.
  • Shackle, Christopher (1976). The Siraiki language of central Pakistan : a reference grammar. London: School of Oriental and African Studies.
  • Wagha, Muhammad Ahsan (1997). The development of Siraiki language in Pakistan (Ph.D.). School of Oriental and African Studies. (requires registration)