Ethnicity and language variety
Ethnicity is a state of belonging to a particular social group which has the same goals to achieve, members have a common culture, religion, cast and race. According to George Bernard Shaw in his preface to the play ‘Pygmalion’ “It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him”. This statement states the relation of ethnicity and language in society back then. The ethnicity of a person is, the place where a person lives, language parents speak, celebrations of culture and religion. Language represents the background of a person.
Every ethnic group has its own language which depicts their cultural and racial background clearly. The people who are migrated to Pakistan at the time of partition, are called Mahajar, they live in Karachi mainly and has specific words and accent for Urdu, which are not spoken by other Pakistanis. They are ethnic Bengalis and it can be noticed by their language.
For example: The use of ‘kara’ and ‘aray’ in their language is specifically done by karachites. Aray mein ny nahi karaye.
People in Lahore speak Punjabi as their native language. so they stress and prolong certain words while when they speak Urdu the same effect can be observed.
The phrase”Hello jee” is used in many films to show Punjabi background with stress in jee, which shows hello is an English word but when a Punjabi speaks, he assimilates it with a Punjabi word which shows his ethnic group.