Re: Bengali Script

From: William J Poser (
Date: Thu Jul 08 2010 - 23:16:20 CDT

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    Actually, Bengali is called "Bangla" in Bengali but "Bengali" has been and
    still is the usual English name, both in common usage and in sources
    such as the Ethnolog. There is no disrespect in the English
    name for a language or country not being the same as that used in that
    language or country, as one can see from the fact that the English name
    is almost always different from the self-designation. This is true of every
    other language with which I am familiar, which of course is to be expected
    since different languages have different sound systems. If you know
    Bengali, you will know that "English" is not called "English" in Bengali.


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