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Urdu - A Quite Fascinating Mix of Multiple Languages

Dive: Linguist - Urdu
Description: Can read, write, speak, and understand Urdu
Level: Level 1
Level Requirements: Can read, write, speak, and understand Urdu at a basic level
Certified On: Nov 11, 2023

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Syed Yaseen

Name: Syed Yaseen Break Diving Level: Recruit Number of Certified Dives: 1 From: Pakistan In: Pakistan

1. When and Why Did You Decide to Pursue This Dive At This Level? What was your inspiration and motivation?

Urdu is my mother tongue and I grew up listening to Urdu as it's commonly spoken in our home and through all these years it gives me confidence at this language.  It's also the national language of my country.

2. How Long Did It Take For You To Accomplish This Dive At This Level From The Day You Decided To Pursue It, And Why Did It Take That Long?

I guess, I was two years old.  It took me two years.   That was when I had my first words spoken in Urdu 

3. What Was The Hardest Part About Achieving This Particular Dive Level?

Urdu is a unique language, one of its kind.  It’s heavily influenced by Persian, Arabic, Turkish, Hindi and few other languages, so differentiating between their words and what the actual Urdu word was is a little hard.   This is because all these languages have loan words from other languages among them.

4. What Was The Easiest Part About Achieving This Particular Dive Level?

Since it’s my mother tongue and our national language as well, I grew up speaking and listening to Urdu, so it was the easiest part as it conserves in my subconscious mind and I didn't have to struggle specifically with learning Urdu.

5. What Is Your Advice For Someone Who Is Pursuing This Dive And Level?

Urdu is not a very complex language but it got its own essence and when spoken it has its own unique rhythm.   It’s not very hard to learn, just be consistent with it.  Once you start learning it, you will enjoy all the way.

6. What Are Some Of The Best Resources You Recommend to Those Pursuing This Dive At This Level, And Why Do You Recommend Them? Please Include Relevant Weblinks, If Applicable.

Here are some resources I personally recommend:

Resource 1: Break Diving - In Break Diving there are many Urdu speaking members and it also has an Urdu live chat room which helps a lot in learning Urdu.

Resource 2: Youtube Channel- Learn Urdu with UrduPod101 - On this you tube channel there are many informative videos which helps a great deal in learning Urdu effectively.

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7. Tell Us A Story Of One Of Your Adventures While Pursuing This Dive (At This Level).

When I was little, I had a hard time understanding Urdu, which was used in poetry, stories, and novels. It used to be deep pure Urdu.
The Urdu literature used back in the days was quite deep compared to Urdu which is spoken now a days.

It was hard to get a grip of Urdu Arab literature for me but once I start to understand, I get to know how fascinating it is.
We do have many writers who produce great quality work in Urdu literature but it didn't contain the charm and essence as it used to be.

Also, I got to learn punctuations plays a great role in Urdu.  A little different punctuation can change the meaning of the words spoken or written.

8. What Evidence Did You Submit to Prove You Met the Requirements for This Dive and Level?

It's my Mother Tongue.
It's the national language of my country.
Many other Urdu speaking natives members of Break diving can verify also.

[Verified by Break Diving Staff & Members]

9. Will You Be Pursuing The Next Level For This Dive? If Yes, Why? If Not, Why Not?

Yes definitely, it is one of my favorite languages.  I will go all the way.

10. What is the Break Diver's Creed?

No Rules. No Excuses. No Regrets.

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And having made this post, and provided adequate evidence to the dive committee, Syed Yaseen is now hereby certified by Break Diving, Inc. as: Linguist - Urdu - Level 1. Congratulations ! Thank you for being an inspiration to others!

Certificate number: 154

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