Pashto voice-over agency
Pashto voice-over production made simple
We have a good selection of the very best Pashto voice-over talent available, and you’ll find our voice costs and studio rates to be less than many other agencies offering exactly the same service. And we’ll make sure the chosen Pashto voice artist gives you the very best rate for the job, and we’ll negotiate down on repeat fees and broadcast rates on your behalf.
We can record wild, or sync to picture, and deliver the audio back via FTP. When required, we can also re-mix your new Pashto voice-over recording with the existing music and effects track, and send you a fully mixed video soundtrack.
To check the availability of our Pashto voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us using the Quick Quote form below, and we’ll respond within the hour. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44(0)118 958 4934.
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Windows Live Messenger video translation in 37 languages
Using the translations and screenshots provided by Lionbridge, Matinée cast and recorded a native female voice artist in 37 languages, and then edited and re-timed the After Effects animations to match the length of the foreign voice tracks.
These videos are now viewed worldwide in over 55 international markets.
Select a voice-over language
Choose English read in a foreign accent
Select a subtitle language
A short history of the Pashto language
Pashto is the native language of the Pashtun people of South-Central Asia. Experts are unsure about the specific origins of the language, but generally agree that the earliest written example dates back to the 16th century (an account of Shekh Mali’s conquest of Swat).
The development of Pashto has been influenced by a number of other languages, including Greek, Saka, Parthian, Persian, Tajik, Uzbek and the Prakrit languages of northwestern India.
Pashto became the national language of Afghanistan in 1936.
Pashto is co-official in Afghanistan, along with Dari, and is recognised as a minority language in Pakistan.
How many people speak Pashto as their first language?
It is estimated that between 40-60 million people speak Pashto as their first language worldwide. Most of these live in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but there are also significant Pashto-speaking communities in Iran, India, Tajikstan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the UK and the United States.
Did you know…
- There are several dialects of Pashto. One way of grouping them distinguishes two main dialects – a ‘softer’ dialect spoken in the south (which can be further divided into southwestern and southeastern varieties) and a ‘harsher’ dialect spoken in the north (further divided into northwestern – sometimes called central – and northeastern varieties).
- Pashto is written using a modified version of the Arabic script, with the Pashto alphabet consisting of 44 letters and four diacritic marks. It has extra letters to represent Pashto sounds. There are two standard written forms of the language – one based on the dialect of Kandahar and one on the dialect of Peshawar.
- In Afghanistan, Dari is the more prestigious language, used in business and higher education. But Pashto is a required subject in schools and the lyrics of Afghanistan’s national anthem are in Pashto.
Years of conflict have taken their toll on Afghanistan, and although the economy has grown since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001, around 35% of the population is unemployed and 36% live below the national poverty line.
The country suffers from lack of infrastructure, criminality, weak governance and high dependence on foreign aid.
There is some hope for the future, however; the government claims that the country could be one of the richest mining regions in the world, with up to $3 trillion in proven untapped mineral deposits.
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