Punjabi/Muharni

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Muharni[edit]

Welcome to Muharni, the next big step in learning Punjabi. You will learn here how to speak Punjabi words by a lot of practice.

If you have not mastered the Gurmukhi script you are strongly advised to go back to the Gurmukhi script module and practise thoroughly before returning. In this module you will be expected to have the basic skills of using the letters, matras and the diacritics.

You have already learnt the Gurmukhi script. You came across many English examples to illustrate the sounds represented by the Gurmukhi letters. We now gradually introduce you to Punjabi words. Muharni is the traditional way of learning words by reciting them. Muharni consists of the letters of Gurmukhi script in its natural order each letter followed by a word starting with that letter. It is recited as a rhyme. The result is that while you learn some Punjabi words you also acquire some proficiency in speaking Punjabi.

The Muharni module will consist of 8 chapters and shall be finished in two weeks. You are expected to practice thoroughly each lesson before moving to the next. The final lesson contains all the words learnt in other lessons. You can assume that you are ready to move to the next module if you can continously speak all the words of the full muharni.