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Re: The great Michael Everson (was: Reformed Latin-script writing...)

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Date:Saturday, May 6, 2000, 15:52
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From: "Daniel A. Wier" <DaWier@...>
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Sent: Friday, May 05, 2000 10:51 PM
Subject: Re: The great Michael Everson (was: Reformed Latin-script

> From: "LIJESH KRISHNAN" <lijesh@...> > > > Konkani, one of the official languages of India, spoken in the state > of Goa, > > and by ethnic Konkani Brahmins everywhere, has no script.
It uses several scripts, I believe. Also has variant dialects.
>People > usually use > > Devanagri or the language of the state where they live. I've even > heard > > someone say that Latin is used.
Yes, Latin script is used, largely in and around Goa. There are several such dictionaries available. I have some.
> Don't know much more about it. > > Konkani is a Dravidian language, right?
No. It is IndoEuropean.
> Why not use a Grantha script > like Malayalam?
A form of script similar to Marathi is, I believe, the most widely used.
> And we got ENOUGH languages written in Latin script > already.
Your goal seems to be diversity per se. Yet that means that technology will run against it.
> (the thought of writing Abkhaz or Kung in Latin script really > scares me, and I thought Vietnamese was troublesome enough...) > Danny