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Phonological Variation in Verb in Pashto Spoken in District Swat
The present study seeks to find out the phonological variations in Pashto spoken in district Swat. The aim of the study is to investigate the phonological variation in the form of verb in two varieties of Pashto spoken in Swat, i.e, in Upper and Lower Swat regions. The study used a survey descriptive design to collect data. The data was collected about forms of the verb in Pashto which was further confirmed from the thirty participants, i.e., native speakers (fifteen from Upper Swat and fifteen from Lower Swat) through the research instrument of interview (audio recording) and analyzed for the variation in the form of verb. The findings of the study show that these phonological variations were mostly observed in the form of auxiliary verbs related to tense, aspect and tense and aspect combination.
M.Phil. Scholar, English Department, Hazara University, Mansehra, KP, Pakistan
Assistant Professor, English Department, Hazara University, Mansehra, KP, Pakistan
Assistant Professor, English Department, University of Swat, Swat, KP, Pakistan