Word splitting & hyphenation conventions in roman transliteration

Robert Zydenbos zydenbos at BLR.VSNL.NET.IN
Sat Feb 13 20:20:53 UTC 1999

At 13:18 12.02.99 -1000, you wrote:
>On Fri, 12 Feb 1999, Christopher Fernandez wrote:
>>  Heard that Persian(Urdu) is the *traditional* script
>>  of Hindi.
>Depends whom you ask.

A Pakistani visiting professor of Urdu at Heidelberg mentioned in a lecture that the oldest mss. of Tulasi Dasa's Ramayana (in so-called "Old Hindi") are written in Urdu script. Has anybody looked into the matter sufficiently to confirm whether this is so?


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