[INDOLOGY] Question on Diacritical Marks

patrick mccartney psdmccartney at gmail.com
Tue Sep 6 01:53:20 UTC 2016

I remember the first few yoga books I picked up years ago only had the
देवनागरी and a translation. It forced me to teach myself how to read and
write the script. Perhaps, if those first few books had a transliteration I
would never have bothered?

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On Tue, Sep 6, 2016 at 11:03 AM, Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk at gmail.com>

> I don't have any solid evidence for this, but I assume that
> transliteration was invented for Sanskrit because printing Devanagari was
> difficult.  It isn't difficult any more.  All modern computers can make a
> decent fist of Devanagari.  So why are we routinely using transliteration
> at all, any more?  People writing scholarship on Greek or Russian or
> Armenian don't use Latin script.  Why should we?
> And if you know any other windmills, I'd be glad to tilt at them too. :-)
> Best,
> Dominik
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