|Ajami, Larestani, Lari|
|Region||Fars Province, Bastak County, Gerash County, Khonj County, Larestan County|
|Arabic script (Nastaʿlīq) |
Achomi (Ajami or Achami) (Larestani: اَچُمی), also known as Ajami, Lari or Larestani (Persian: لارستانی), is an Iranian language spoken in the south of Iran, mostly in Fars Province by Achomi people, a Shia and Sunni Persian ethnic group Cities that speak this dialect include Lar, Juyom, Evaz, Gerash, Khonj, Bastak, Khour, Kowreh, Fedagh, along with many others. Achomi is close to standard new Persian in most aspects and is a dialect of Persian  with a grammar distinct from Persian. The language is mainly spoken by the Achomi people, but also by some Huwala. The majority of Achomi people are Sunni Muslims.
In Eastern Arabia (Arab states of the Persian Gulf)
Iranian people who have migrated from southern Iran to the Arab states of the Persian Gulf at the early 20th century still speak this language in their homes, however, this variety has been somewhat influenced by the Arabic language.
Speakers of Achomi dialects in Iran that come from different towns might also find some variations in some words and may differ slightly in grammar and particularly in accent. Hence, if the speaker is from Evaz, they are referred as speaking Evazi, and if they are from Bastak their dialect is known as Bastaki.
Accents and variations of Achomi
Since the Achomi region is widespread, there are different Achomi accents and some slight differences in grammar. For example, in some places people say raftom for "I went" (very similar to the Persian raftam), but in some other places like Lar people say chedem instead (Kurdish: dichim or dechim).
Examples of Achomi (Lari accent)
To create a passive verb in past tense we can use the verb root plus its proper prefix. For example, in Achomi (Lari), the root for the verb "to tell" is got (gota equals "tell").
omgot (om+got), Kurdish (migot or min got) = I told ...
otgot (om+got), Kurdish (tugot or tegot) = You told...
oshgot (osh+got), Kurdish (wigot) = He told...
mogot (mo+got), Kurdish (megot) = We told...
togot (to+got), Kurdish pl (wegot) = You(pl) told
shogot (sho+got), Kurdish (wa-n got) = They told
Another example: "deda" means "see," and "dee" Kurdish (Deed or dee) is the root verb. So:
omdee = I saw, Kurdish (mideed, midee, min deed, min dee)
otdee= you saw, Kurdish (tu-te dee)....
To create a simple present or continued present tense of a passive verb, here's another example:
agota'em (a+got+aem):I am telling...
agota'esh (a+got+aesh): You are telling...
agotay (a+got+ay): He is telling...
agota'am (a+got+a'am): We are telling...
agotay (a+got+ay): You(pl) are telling...
agota'en (a+got+a'en): They are telling...
For the verb "see" ("deda"):
adead'em, adeda'esh, adeaday,...
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