Ladakhi is the main language of Ladakh, India. It is also very similar to Balti; another language spoken in Kargil and Gilgit Baltistan. The two languages are intelligable.
Ladakhi is Romanized in a similar way to Hindi, the most important thing to remember being that the "Th" represents a "T" sound with a bit more air.
This corresponds to a large part to the pronounciation of Latin, German, Finnish, and many other European languages. What is written as -le is pronounced as in English "length", or French "lé".
Phrase list Some
phrases in this phrasebook still need to be translated. If you know anything about this language, you can help by plunging forward and translating a phrase.
Jule, also transcripted as Jullay (pronounced joo-lay): an all purpose word for hello, goodbye, and thank you. Use it always!
Khamzang?: are you well? (casual)
Khamzang: I am well
Hamago: I don't understand
Hago: I understand
O: yea (informal yes)
Kasa: yes (more polite)
tsapik: a little bit
Dik: it's ok, that's enough, I'm alright
-le: a particle when added to the end of sentences make it polite, added to names is a respectful term of address
Zhuks-le: sit stay (polite)
Don-le: eat drink (polite)
Skyot: go away (polite)
Hello. . Jule
Hello. ( informal) . ( )
How are you? (Nyerang = You) Khamzang ina-le?
Fine, thank you. Khamzang in le! O'-Jule!
What is your name? Nyerangi mingla chi in?
My name is ______ . ______ . ( _____ .)
Nice to meet you. . ( )
Please. . ( )
Thank you. . ( )
You're welcome. O'-Jule!
Yes. Dik (ok) / Ha-le? (when responding to someone calling you)
Excuse me. ( getting attention) . ( )
Excuse me. ( begging pardon) . ( )
I'm sorry. . ( )
Goodbye . ( )
Goodbye ( informal) . ( )
I can't speak name of language [well]. [ ]. ( [ ])
Do you speak English? ? ( ?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? ? ( ?)
Help! ! ( !)
Look out! ! ( !)
Good morning. . ( )
Good evening. . ( )
Good night. Chi tro daylaik
Good night ( to sleep) . ( )
I don't understand. . ( )
Where is the toilet? ? ( ?)
Writing time and date
Bus and train