Re: Languages using multiple scripts

From: Christopher Fynn (
Date: Mon Mar 07 2005 - 13:10:47 CST

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    Peter Kirk wrote:

    > On 07/03/2005 17:05, Christopher Fynn wrote:
    >> Peter Kirk wrote:
    >>> On 07/03/2005 03:52, Doug Ewell wrote:
    >>>> Azerbaijani, at least, has been written in Arabic, Latin, and Cyrillic.
    >>>> (We have registered tags for each of those.) I don't know where that
    >>>> places it in the derby.
    >>> Indeed. And since all three of these scripts are still in current
    >>> use, this could be a record for current use - although as such
    >>> certainly tying with Uzbek and Tajik, probably also Turkmen, which
    >>> also use the same three scripts.
    >> I'm not sure what you classify as "current use", ...
    > I was not talking about reprinting of ancient religious works, although
    > this is not trivial of course.

    Not only ancient religious works - it is one of the official languages of
    India and there *are* words like "duradarshana" - the modern Sanskrit term
    for television. Courses on modern Sanskrit are very popular in India.

    A Companion to Contemporary Sanskrit, by Hajime Nakamura, Motilal
    Banarsidas, Delhi, 1973.

    Modern Sanskrit Literature/H.L. Shukla. Delhi, New Bharatiya Book
    Corporation, 2002, viii, 297 p., ISBN 81-87418-39-7.

    Modern Sanskrit Lyrics

    Sodasi, An Anthology of Contemporary Sanskrit PoetsEd. Radhavallabh Tripathi
    1992 ISBN 81-7201-200-4

    R. N. Aralikatti: A note on word order in modern spoken Sanskrit
          and some positive constraints

    Bhashika: The Complete Course for Spoken Sanskrit (2 CDs)


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