Re: Bengali Script

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Mon Jul 12 2010 - 14:58:40 CDT

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    On 12 Jul 2010, at 20:32, Eric Muller wrote:

    > The Government of West Bengal / Society for Natural Language Technology Research (a member of the Consortium) has a very strong preference for the term "Bengla" rather than "Bengali".

    As a speaker of English I have a very strong preference for the term "Bengali".

    We don't insist that they start saying Iṅgliṣ instead of Iṅgreji. Nor should we.

    Similarly, they should not insist that we say Baṅgla.

    What a bungle.

    Michael Everson *

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