I been learning for about 3.5 months on my own. I’m really looking forward to them adding it. Steve mentioned it’s one of his goals this year so I am hoping it gets added soon I also hope the reading material is in Gurmukhi.
Not Punjabi, but Bengali - but I’m not going to hold my breath that it will be added anytime soon, lol! Wish it would be, but I imagine the audience of learners is small enough to keep it low on the priority list, even despite how many speakers it has.
How far are you with Bengali? I am at a decent amount of basic comprehension with Punjabi but I want more interaction and speaking practice that doesn’t involve me talking about my private life with some random tutor or something. I recently started immersion/acquisition lessons with HindustaniTongue and they have Bengali too. If you’re interested, I recommend checking it out.
Still pretty new - I’ve poked at the language for maybe 5 years now, but it’s only been since February that I’ve really started learning it in a focused manner (and we’ll see if I keep it up after my class ends, for that matter…)
If it helps, one of our class rules is that we have a “class life” - eg, our teacher doesn’t expect us to tell the truth about our personal life, we make stuff up so that we’re saying different things and trying out new sentences. I don’t have a sister, but I definitely talked all about “my” sister in my last class!
Will check out that HindustaniTongue suggestion, thanks! Just looked briefly, trying to see if I can get more info (payments, class sign ups) before actually registering, but first glance looks interesting!
It would be neat if someone uploaded an audiobook of the Guru Granth Sahib with the text. I’m pretty sure it was originally written in Punjabi.
They will give you a trial lesson too. Contact them to ask about it.
I tried to give it a go about a year ago, but it was too big a struggle to find resources of any kind. I couldn’t find any books to read, textbooks, movies, youtube, literally anything - except some websites. Maybe I was looking in the wrong places…
interestin…I was just telling someone the other day how punjabi is like the first language that I can find good content in compared to other languages I have learned:smile:on YouTube, I follow a lot of channels on there for listening practice, movies, cartoons, vloggers, etc. Podcasts too. I also get PDF books and there‘s an app called Punjabi Stories which is kinda nice. It’s funny because I couldnt really find websites and for textbooks, I have Colloquial Panjabi and Teach Yourself PunjabI but they are enough for a beginner. I like to get to more advanced stuff as soon as possible so I didnt look for any other textbooks.