Urdu vs english Essay

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Mohammad Kazim Writ 101-W14 Compare and Contrast 10/23/08 Urdu vs. (English) Language is an organized communication by vocal symbols. It is considered to be an entirely human mode of communication. English and Urdu are two languages that originated from the same family of language but contain many differences. English is spoken in America and other countries throughout the world, while Urdu is an official language of Pakistan. English belongs to the Germanic subfamily of the Indo-European language. It’s spoken by about 470 million people around the world. It is an official language of about 45 nations and is the first language for most people in United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. It’s extensively used as a second language in a lot of countries. Modern English is the dominant international language in communications, science, business, aviation, entertainment, radio and diplomacy. English was originally the native tongue of the British Empire and with expansion of the Empire, the language spread globally. Urdu belongs to the Indo- Iranian branch of the Indo- European family. Its vocabulary developed from Sanskrit and Persian. Urdu means foreign in Turkish but it acquired its name from the Urdu Bazar or the encampment market, a market in Delhi, India. It began to take shape during the Mughal Empire in South Asia. Urdu/Hindi is the fifth most spoken language in the world. It’s the national language of Pakistan as well as one of the official languages of India. Some linguists consider Urdu and Hindi to be two standardized forms of the same language; on the other hand, others classify them as two different languages because of their sociolinguistic differences. Urdu and English both share the official language status in Pakistan. English has been using the
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