Sylheti language

Silôṭi maṭ
Syloti language
Type classification: this is a lesson resource.
Completion status: Deliberately incomplete for educational purposes.

Who is this course for?Edit

This course is intended to teach the Sylheti language. This is a comprehensive course for people who want to develop linguistic (lexical, grammatical and phonetic) and communication skills in the Sylheti language.

Name of the languageEdit

Language Native Mundari (Austroasiatic) Bengali Hindi Sanskrit
Original words [silɔʈi] [silhɛʈi] [sileʈi] [silahat] [srihattia]
Anglicized spellings Syloti Sylheti n/a n/a n/a

First contactEdit

Let's dive straight into some simple Sylheti sentences to give you a first impression of how Sylheti is structured.

Sentence 1 : I speak Syloti.

mu•i si•lo•ṭi ma•ti
(Subject) (Direct Object) (Verb)
(I) (Syloti) (speak)

Note : The simple affirmative present tense Syloti sentence follows the Subject-Object-Verb (SOV) word order.

Sentence 2 : I do not speak Syloti.

mu•i si•lo•ṭi ma•ti naa
(Subject) (Direct Object) (Verb) (Negative marker for present)
(I) (Syloti) (speak) (not)

Note : The simple negative present tense Sylheti sentence adds the negative marker -naa after the verb to make it negative.

Note :

1. As the subject changes from mui (I) to tumi (You), observe that the form of the present tense verb changes. To learn more about this, see Verbs

List of Grammar Lessons (not in order)Edit

List of Vocabulary Lessons (not in order)Edit


See AlsoEdit

Following resources can be helpful. It may give a basic understanding of Syloti (endonym) or Sylheti (exonym) - language and writing: