Word splitting & hyphenation conventions in roman transliteration

Narayan S. Raja raja at IFA.HAWAII.EDU
Fri Feb 19 21:49:54 UTC 1999

On Fri, 19 Feb 1999, Christopher Fernandez wrote:

>   Not only that. Roman script transcends linguistic and religious
>   boundary markers in India. It is common to the world and india.

So is bread.

>   Those who control 90% of resources use Roman script anyway
>   in economic transactions. They educate their kids that way too.

They also eat a lot more bread
than the chappati- or idli-eating
Indian hoi polloi.

>   Only advantage in retaining Indic scripts is in the imposition
>   of outdated imperialisms on nonwilling states/peoples and
>   and in impeding interstate and international trade/communications.

Yup.  We should all give up
our idlis and eat bread.
Fortified with iron and
essential minerals, easy
to mass-produce and store
unlike idlis, it is simply
the most efficient way to
eliminate malnutrition in India.
Eating idlis is outdated imperialism.

Thanks, Chris, for that insight.


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