I’m pasting the below from the old blog. Click here to read the comments there; they might be useful for a better understanding of this dialect business.
A good Formspring question!
Who says Peshawar and who says Pekhawar? It seems some accents in Pashto say the -sh- as -kh- like I heard a song with dushman as dukhman. Tell us about Pashto dialects/accents 🙂 Thanks.
|Pashto-speaking regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan together are called Pashtunistan, highlighted in green above. P.S. This map is not perfect.|
- lib.umn.edu (this one looks very good, actually!)
And the list below is of books and other Pashto-learning/Pashto-improvement resources.
- Pashto: An Elementary Textbook (Volume 1)
- Pashto: An Elementary Textbook (Volume 2)
- Your First 100 Words in Pashto (Your First 100 Words In…Series)
- A Grammar of the Pukkhto or Pukshto Language: On a New and Improved System, Combining Brevity With Practical Utility and Including Exercises and Dialo (Pashto Edition)
- A Grammar of Pashto A Descriptive Study of the Dialect of Kandahar, Afghanistan
- A Handbook of Pashto Verbal Conjugation
- Byki Pashto Language Tutor Software & Audio Learning CD-ROM for Windows & Mac
- Notes on Pushtu Grammar: Together With an Appendix Containing All the Recent Sentences and Passages for Translation (Pashto Edition)
- Instant Immersion Level 1 – Pashto [Download]
- Introduction to Pushtu (Multilingual Edition)
- EuroTalk Interactive – Talk Now! Learn Pashto
- Pashto-English/ English-Pashto Dictionary & Phrasebook (Hippocrene Dictionary & Phrasebooks)