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  1. smita
    April 30, 2015 @ 12:26 pm

    Hello. I just wanted to say a big thank you. I am a Bengali from India. Modern Bangla is full of Farsi words because Farsi was the official language under Muslim rule in Bengal. I am greatly interested in languages and I wanted to know your beautiful language ever since I was a teenager. Moreover I also know a bit of Sanskrit, which is the mother of most mainstream Indian languages, and you’ll be amazed to see the number of word roots that are in common among Sanskrit, Latin and Persian, which all belong to the Indo- Aryan family. I recently found a wonderful place to start learning the basics of Farsi in my city and at the same time found your brilliant, brilliant site. This is helping me a great deal, as I’ve only just begun and I have no more words to express my thanks. You have fortified my hope that maybe one day I can read Rumi or Omar Khayyam in the original. BTW is there absolutely no way to predict the spelling of a word from the sound, given that there are 3 z, 2 t, 3 s, 2 a, etc ? I’m only on lesson 15 of course, parallel to my classes. But I wonder, because as I told you I hear quite a few Farsi and Urdu words spoken around me all the time. I use them in Bangla as well. I know you’re very busy but I’ll wait for a reply. Thanks again. People like you restore my faith in the world.