B.A. Honours (Humanities & Social Sciences)
Academics and Cultural Activities
Language Workshop held on 21st Sep, 2013
This workshop brought together speakers of Ladakhi and Purgi. The workshop which was mainly intended to be a translation and vocabulary collection exercise, turned out to be a platform for the Ladakhi students to discuss and ponder over the issues related to their language. An intensive one hour was spent discussing things of potential importance.
We managed to get the data for Ladakhi (2000 words) at the end of the workshop.
At one instance, Ladakhi speakers claimed Purgi to be one of the similar regional variations of Ladakhi mentioned above. But Purgi speakers denied it and they do have a strong case in establishing theirs as a separate language as their cultural identity and recent history is different from that of Buddhist Ladakhis. It is analogous to Hindi-Urdu. Though the difference here is that Ladakhi and Purgi don’t share the same area, but are neighbours.However, we managed to get the data for Ladakhi (2000 words) at the end of the workshop.