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Re: Devanagari handwriting?

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Sunday, December 12, 2004, 10:08
Quoting Shanth <shanth@...>:

> I didn't check the list for quite some time so I kinda missed the entire > discussion, but anyway I'll chip in FWIW. > > Being a native speaker I learnt the Devanagari script in kindergarten, and > hence find it no more cumbersome than the Roman script. The overbar as > someone pointed out correctly is drawn over one word at a time and is > probably as cumbersome as connecting all the letters in cursive English, > where you have to worry about connecting to o's from above and a' from > below.
Really? I, for one, write connected cursive faster than the same words with separate letters - it seems hard to imagine that the Devanagari overbar speeds up anything. Does it? Andreas