Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Devanagari

Dusty typewritter with devanagari script (hindi letters)
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7 Comments:

Blogger Michael said...

Awesome shot! I had never thought about typewriters (now keyboards) having different letters until I moved to France. It was obvious then, but unless you're thinking about it, you just don't! I love the composition of this shot!

3:22 AM  
Blogger Eric said...

I agree Michael! Did you know that even though their both in "english", the American and English keyboards are different too?

3:23 AM  
Blogger Denton said...

QWERTY vs ASERTY. After living in Belgium for three years I finally mastered the ASERTY keyboard. Now having been back in the US for 20 years I still Q when I want A.

I would never have learned devanagari.

7:43 AM  
Blogger chris.h. said...

michael is so right on this! I had heard that before Eric but I didnt know if it was true or not. great photo anyway.

4:25 PM  
Blogger Lisi said...

this is a VERY interesting shot..have never thought about it...how many alphabets does hindi language got?

9:32 PM  
Blogger slaint said...

i think.. 33 consonant sounds and 13 vowel sounds. each letter/character represents a sound - hindi is a phonetic language. it is pronounced exactly as its written. so if you can master the letters, then you are well on your way. of course you may not know what the word means even if you can sound it out!
i can read some, but get confused with the vowels (and of course the actual sound i'm supposed to make!)

6:59 AM  
Blogger Rob said...

Nice shot and interesting post

11:35 AM  

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