Re: Sinhala naming conventions

From: Mahesh T. Pai <>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 00:22:51 +0530

Naena Guru said on Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 10:31:10AM -0500,:

> Another one I found was lipisaMkhyA, which means exactly what we
> tern text.

I am not sure of the context, but, there is a tradition of using text
to write numbers. (samkhya = numbers)

> Tamil Nadu where Indian linguists reside is closer to Colombo than Delhi I

The late Sri P. V. Narasimha Rao, the former Prime Minister, knew 6 or
7 non-Indian languages; and IIRC, he used to give interviews to
Spanish (or was it Portugese?). He was not a resident of Tamil Nadu,

Or is knowledge of that many languages not sufficient to qualify him
as a linguist?

(PS:- Ah. Well -- PV was refered to as a "polyglot"; not a "linguist"
- you win)

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