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    What language is this in and what does it mean.

    Recently I heard a song from Shafqat's new album (tabeer) called Kartar.

    The language in it seemed familiar YET unintelligible to me. From the comments I gathered on youtube here are the lyrics:

    This is what I gather from hearingthe lyrics. Anyone tell what language this is in? Old Pure Urdu? Ancient Punjabi? Some other language.

    Kuch Ajab Key Lagar Dhaar Kay
    Mor-e Saeen Ghareeb Na Bhaaj Kay

    Aik Kudeeno Mulak Khajanay ney
    Aik Bhikari Bharaaj Kay

    Aik Kudeeno Haath mey kasa
    Aik Pinaway Dhaaj Way
    and here is the song.

    make this go away

    #2
    Re: What language is this in and what does it mean.

    nice
    "There are two rules for ultimate success in life: #1. Never tell everything you know." ;)

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      #3
      Re: What language is this in and what does it mean.

      he belongs to Patiala gharana...n think they use to sing in nawab-shahi palaces...so they sing in this kinda language.

      this song is a remix of some old thumri/or something
      Last edited by zobia; Nov 21, 2008, 10:47 PM.
      "There are two rules for ultimate success in life: #1. Never tell everything you know." ;)

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        #4
        Re: What language is this in and what does it mean.

        Thats either Braj or Awadhi, but most probably Braj Bhasa. thats the language used in thumris.
        and ofcourse it will sound similar. it was one of the bases on which Khari Boli(modern Hindi) and Urdu were formed.

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          #5
          Originally posted by alig_reinvented View Post
          Recently I heard a song from Shafqat's new album (tabeer) called Kartar.

          The language in it seemed familiar YET unintelligible to me. From the comments I gathered on youtube here are the lyrics:



          and here is the song.

          who ever wrote these lyrics needs some serious ear-cleaning...

          here are the real lyrics as sung by shafQat

          kuch ajab khel kartar ke...
          mor-e-saieen ghareeb banwaaj ke

          aik ko deen-o-mulk tha janay...
          aik bheekari hajaj ke

          aik ko deen-o-hath mein Qasa...
          aik pehnaway taaj re...


          [my understanding ofcourse] :cha:

          most probably this talks about a king and a beggar [saieen] and how one was famous all over the country and other was a nameless beggar from hajaj.
          HTD/S11: To fool your enemies, you must first fool your allies.
          ARY: baighairton ka badshah

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            #6
            Re: What language is this in and what does it mean.

            Thanks saieen sahab. Greatly appreciated it. I was able to do more research with the input you provided.
            make this go away

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