[INDOLOGY] Question on Diacritical Marks

Jean-Luc Chevillard jean-luc.chevillard at univ-paris-diderot.fr
Mon Sep 5 17:58:57 UTC 2016

I personally regard such a practice as a *DISGRACE*.

This is my frank opinion.

Thanks for asking :-)

-- Jean-Luc Chevillard (CNRS, Paris, Laboratoire d'Histoire des Théories 
Linguistiques [UMR 7597])


On 05/09/2016 21:43, Jeffery Long via INDOLOGY wrote:
> Subject:
> Question on Diacritical Marks
> From:
> Jeffery Long <dharmaprof108 at yahoo.com>
> Date:
> 05/09/2016 21:42
> To:
> Indology List <indology at list.indology.info>
> Dear Colleagues,
> I have a somewhat delicate question on which I would appreciate your
> candid opinions.
> Imagine a doctoral dissertation in the field of philosophy.  The
> primary audience for this dissertation is other philosophers, most of
> whom are likely to have little or no expertise in the field of Indology.
>  The dissertation does, however, engage quite extensively with Indic
> philosophical traditions and texts, and does so in a serious and
> responsible fashion.  Because the author him or herself is also,
> however, primarily a philosopher and not an Indologist, s/he does not
> deploy diacritical marks in presenting Sanskrit terms.
> How would such a dissertation be regarded by most of you?  Would the
> non-use of diacritical marks alone disqualify this work from being taken
> seriously?  (My own reaction: I would personally find it distracting and
> irritating, but not disqualifying if the scholarship were otherwise
> sound.)  Your thoughts?
> With thanks in advance,
> Jeff
> Dr. Jeffery D. Long
> Professor of Religion and Asian Studies
> Elizabethtown College
> Elizabethtown, PA
> https://etown.academia.edu/JefferyLong
> Series Editor, /Explorations in Indic Traditions: Theological, Ethical,
> and Philosophical/
> Lexington Books
> Consulting Editor, Sutra Journal
> http://www.sutrajournal.com <http://www.sutrajournal.com/>
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