Re: Workshops Review #4
|From:||Roger Mills <romilly@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, January 16, 2003, 3:57|
Padraic Brown wrote:
>I also think Greek and especially Sanskrit would
>be _much_ more accessible if we could dispense
>with the native alphabets.
Happy to say, the Sanskrit course I took was taught in roman letters. Of
course it was a quickie Summer session deal, but we managed to advance a lot
further than if we'd had to struggle with Devanagari for weeks...
An old Berlitz Russian book I struggled with used both Cyrillic and roman;
unfortunately the only thing that has stuck with me is: vot borshch! "Here
is the borscht!" and I don't even like the stuff.