Sylheti voice-over production made simple
As an established Sylheti voice-over agency, Matinée has been providing a professional Sylheti Voice-Over Service and Sylheti Subtitling Service for over 25 years. We offer a selection of the very best Sylheti voice talent, at a price you can afford.
Whether you are looking for Sylheti voice-over artists for documentary, advertising, eLearning, or telephone messaging, we’ll supply the best Sylheti voice talent for the job. We’ll time-sync the selected Sylheti voice-over to picture, and deliver the audio back in the file format of your choice. Or, we can lay back the Sylheti audio onto your video and re-work the captions where necessary.
Check out our FAQs for more information and costs. To check the availability of our Sylheti voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us today using the quick Quote form opposite. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on +44(0)118 958 4934.
Voice-over selection and quotation in just three easy steps
1. browse the voice-over demos below and click PLAY to audition each casting sample
2. choose the voice(s) you like and click ADD to your Quick Quote, or DOWNLOAD a copy
3. complete the Quick Quote and we’ll check availability and costs, with a response in just 1 hour
A short history of the Sylheti language
Sylheti belongs to the Bengali-Assamese sub-group of the Indo-Aryan group of the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European family of languages.
Some linguists consider Sylheti to be a dialect of Bengali (with which it shares around 70-80% of its vocabulary), but others argue that the lack of mutual intelligibility between the two means that it should be classified as a separate language. Sylheti also shares common features with Assamese.
There is a rich heritage of Sylheti literature dating back at least 200 years. This body of work was written using the unusual Syloti Nagri script (which is very different from the Bengali script).
Since the 1970s, there have been various efforts to recognise Sylheti as a language in its own right – both in Bangladesh and in the UK, where there is a significant Sylheti-speaking expatriate community. Read more
Which countries have Sylheti as a national language?
Sylheti is not recognised anywhere as an official language. It is spoken in the region of Sylhet, in the north-east of Bangladesh, as well as in parts of the north-east Indian states of Assam and Tripura.
How many people speak Sylheti as their first language?
It is estimated that over 10 million people speak Sylheti as their first language. There are large Sylheti-speaking communities in the UK, the United States, and countries of the Gulf States.
Did you know…
- As well as Sylheti, which is spoken by almost all the population of Greater Sylhet (the Surma Valley and Barak Valley), three other languages are spoken in the region: Suddho Bangla (High Bengali), the language of government and education; Chalti or Standard Bengali; and English, which is spoken by the educated elite.
The Bangladeshi economy
Bangladesh has a developing market-based economy, which held fast through the global financial crisis and continues to grow despite political instability and weak infrastructure.
Over half of the country’s GDP is generated by the service sector, and nearly half of Bangladeshis work in agriculture. Unemployment is low, at 5%, but it is estimated that as many as 40% are under-employed (and underpaid).
Bangladesh is one of the Next Eleven (N-11) economies identified by Goldman Sachs as having good investment opportunities, with a large consumer market, single-digit inflation rate and growing middle class.