Devanagari LTR, Question etc. (was: Scripts)
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, July 7, 2002, 23:15|
On Sun, 7 Jul 2002 16:03:48 -0700 Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
> CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU writes:
> >Yup, many years beforehand.
> Ahh, well, there you go :). Since Hebrew letters open towards the
> and a lot of Devanagari letters do also, i can see where one might
> think it would go right to left :).
> It seems though that like Brahmi, Devanagari was always written left
> right. With brahmi, there are a few examples of it running right to
> but the vast majority are left to right. WIth things like direction,
> seems to me scripts are conservative, so it's no surprise to me
> Devanagari kept the left to right orientation.-
Ah. That makes sense. Those letters that look like triangles especially
mess me up :-P .
By the way, talking about linguistic features of India, does anyone
happen to know how to say "father!" (vocative case, if such exists) in
"There is darkness all around us;
but if darkness *is*, and the darkness is of the forest,
then the darkness must be good."
~ song of the BaMbuti in troubled times