Schwa Deletion in Hindustani
In Hindustani, and many other Indo-Aryan languages, oftentimes the words may not be pronounced as they are written. For example, the word एक is pronounced ēk even though it is written ēka. The a sound is often called Schwa. In Hindustani word-final schwas get deleted. In addition to that, schwas between two syllables also get deleted. For example, the word for 'piece of news' is xabar ख़बर. In the plural, it is xabrēñ ख़बरें. This also occurs at the end of morphemes in a word; for example, फिसलना is pronounced phisalnā and not phislanā because, phisal is one morpheme and -nā is another.