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Pashto voice over recording services for your project
Pashto is the second official language in Afghanistan besides Dari and a recognized minority language in Pakistan. A total of 50-60 million Pashtuns speaks Pashto as a native speaker in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Pashto belongs to the East Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family and is considered a direct descendant of the Avestan language. It differs from other Iranian languages by certain sound rules, which explain its different development. The Pashtun vocabulary contains many loan words from Persian and Arabic.
Despite the government’s efforts to increase the status of Pashtun in the population, Pashto has not yet become an administrative language and only has this status in Pashtun tribal areas.
Pashtun differs from Persian (Dari) by a larger number of consonants. The relatively high number of retroflex sounds is rarely found in other languages of the Iranian language family.
The Pashtun alphabet is a modified form of the Persian alphabet, which is derived from the Arabic alphabet. It contains letters that do not occur in either Persian or Arabic language.
There are several Pashtun dialects that can be divided into the two main groups, the Southern dialect group and Northern dialect group.
Pashto is a very “bloomy” language, which works with many paraphrases. When recording speech, there is a risk that translations into Pashto may be much longer than the original text. This must be considered, especially if time-synchronous recordings are required, so text often needs to be shortened.
For cultural reasons, male speakers are often used in Pashto audio productions, even if the texts in the source media are spoken by women.
We have already implemented several projects in Pashto, including recordings for educational and training movies, soundtracks for a language course and language recordings of TV ads for Roshan.
Voice over recordings in Pashto are carried out in professional recording studios. We work with native speakers who have a perfect command of the Pashto language and are trained professional voice talents.