Questions on South Asian English
Allen W Thrasher
athr at LOC.GOV
Wed Sep 12 20:58:08 UTC 2001
Would a South Asian, particularly a speaker of Urdu, be likely to say
"you peoples" instead of "you people" in addressing a large group of
people, a collectivity?
What would be the most likely spelling in South Asia of the honorific
for a descendant of Mohammad: sheikh, sheykh, shaikh, or shaykh?
Allen W. Thrasher, Ph.D.
Senior Reference Librarian 101 Independence Ave., SE
Southern Asia Section LJ-150
Asian Division Washington, DC 20540-4810
Library of Congress U.S.A.
tel. 202-707-3732 fax 202-707-1724
Email: athr at loc.gov
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