Vital Statistics

Swaminathan Madhuresan smadhuresan at YAHOO.COM
Mon Jan 10 09:57:01 EST 2000


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>
> Where is the simplicity ? If most Roman alphabets  have to be given
> diacritical marks or many have to be combined to indicate sounds
> absent in European tongues, their number in practical usage goes
> above fifty as with Indian alphabets. The problem is not of the
> script but of the sounds. If they are more in Indian languages,
> then there is more to write also no matter in what way.

  European tongues do not have the sounds of Vietnamese or Zulu. Still, Latin
script is used. The same convenience of reading either German or French will be
available for Urdu and Bengali after script switch. SM


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