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Vahe guru ji ka kalsa vahe guru ji ka fateh. 

I'm teaching myself gurmukhi slowly. What does the wale in wale satsiakal mean? I know chai wale sell tea but it must be different wale?

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2 hours ago, Guest Gnostic said:

Vahe guru ji ka kalsa vahe guru ji ka fateh. 

I'm teaching myself gurmukhi slowly. What does the wale in wale satsiakal mean? I know chai wale sell tea but it must be different wale?

Chai? You said gurmuki/punjabi not hindi. Satsiakal? Ive never heard of that. Chai is chaa in punjabi. In punjabi you sai chaa wala, in hindi you say chai wala.

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Thank you for the answer. My minor typos must have obscured my intended question. 

So it's wala not wale for a person. 

I was typing on my phone. I was trying to type satsiriakal. I missed an ri in there. Did it really make the word unrecognizable? Did I offend you? Seem kind of quick to find fault with me. 

Let me rephrase my question if I may. 

Why do people say Waaaleee before satsiriakal? 

I know chai means tea. Thats why I translated chai wala as tea seller. Thank you for telling me it's chaa in punjabi. 

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4 minutes ago, Guest Gnostic said:

Why do people say Waaaleee before satsiriakal? 

Never heard people saying that before the greetings of "Sat Sri Akal".

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Thank you for improving my understanding of spelling sat sri akal.  The wale I hear is in the intro to this song. I don't hear it used when greeting the sikhs in my community. I just say sat sri akal. 

 

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8 minutes ago, Guest Gnostic said:

Thank you for improving my understanding of spelling sat sri akal.  The wale I hear is in the intro to this song. I don't hear it used when greeting the sikhs in my community. I just say sat sri akal.

He's saying "Bole So Nihaal Sat Sri Akaal". It's a battle cry. The "bole" part is usually stretched out.

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Thank you for helping me to be less ignorant one post at a time. Shukria to all. 

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