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Re: Old Languages

From:Amber Adams <amber@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 9, 2001, 21:35
I know that's not the case for Modern Hindi, it uses spaces between words.

But that's really interesting for Sanskrit... that system would work ok
for reading out loud, but what about silently?  Or was it like a lot of
other old written languages, where people just didn't read silently...?

On Tue, Oct 09, 2001 at 05:13:02PM -0400, Karapcik, Mike wrote:
> Sanskrit, and I think Hindi, break the line of text with certain > "stop-consonants". Basically, the writing stops where you would close / stop > moving your mouth. Thus, you can get two words and part of a third strung > together, and a break within the third word, break within the fourth, and so > on. (The breaks are phonetic rather than grammatical.) > > | -----Original Message----- > | From: Amber Adams [mailto:amber@OJNK.NET] > | Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2001 4:51 PM > | To: CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU > | Subject: Re: Old Languages > | > | > | On Mon, Oct 08, 2001 at 07:49:39PM +0200, BP Jonsson wrote: > | > Because when they write Sanskrit not all word boundaries are marked. > | > | Is that so bad? I don't know enough about Sanskrit grammar to know if > | that's actually a problem. > |


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