LAHORE: Traditional shairana urdu could be dying out, it has been claimed. Researchers from Jallo Morr University say younger Pakistanis suffer from a linguistic insecurity and actively alter their accents and language.

This is thought to be because their traditional accents are associated with a number of negative attributes, like being over-friendly, gay and irritating.

The older generation still speak the way they always have, but youngsters try to change it by doing things like using simple words, and refrain from using ancient Urdu, which has now been left for song lyricists to abuse.

17yr old Sibtain Noor, who now prefers to be called “Sibby”, says that Urdu was always a language for poets, prostitutes and politicians, as they have always hung out together. NNI