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185516Re: Help in constructing new language

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  • Vishvanath Kulkarni
    Jan 5, 2012
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      Thanks very much for quick response and sharing your thoughts on this
      topic. It has been a great help indeed.

      V.M.Kulkarni

      On Sun, Jan 1, 2012 at 2:23 PM, MorphemeAddict <lytlesw@...> wrote:

      > All of Europe uses one basic writing system, yet nobody considers all the
      > various languages of Europe as mere dialects of some one language. Writing
      > the languages of India in one common script might have some advantages, but
      > the languages are still too distinct and different to be considered just
      > one language, except especially Hindi and Urdu, which are rather close.
      >
      > stevo
      >
      > On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 2:54 PM, Peter Cyrus <pcyrus@...> wrote:
      >
      > > I know that many of the scheduled languages of India use different
      > > scripts, and that Indians consider a unique script to be evidence of a
      > > "real" language, in the sense that languages that don't have their own
      > > script are considered "only dialects".
      > >
      > > But I don't know how different the spoken languages are from each
      > > other. Can a Bengali speaker understand spoken Hindi, even if he
      > > can't read Devanagari?
      > >
      > > I ask because your father started with a new script, as if the problem
      > > weren't a common language, but a common script. If that were the
      > > case, you could write all the languages of India with Devanagari, or
      > > even the Latin (or Shwa) scripts.
      > >
      > > How much is the language project linked to the script?
      > >
      > > On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 8:21 PM, Vishvanath Kulkarni
      > > <vishvanath.kulkarni@...> wrote:
      > > > Hello All,
      > > >
      > > > Here's wishing all of you a very happy and prosperous new year !I have
      > > > recently joined this group. My father was a teacher in India. He
      > > > worked to develop a new language and script - called "Bharti". I would
      > > > like to brief you about it.
      > > >
      > > > Background:
      > > >
      > > > Hindi was to be the sole national language for India. However, there
      > > > was a resistance from Non Hindi speaking states (particularly south
      > > > Indian states) for Hindi being made the only national language. Hence
      > > > a duel language policy was adopted with both Hindi as well as English
      > > > to be used for government work.
      > > >
      > > > The opposition was based on the feeling of bias in favour of Hindi
      > > > Speaking people if we make Hindi as the only language for Govt work.
      > > > It would be easy for Hindi speaking people where as Non Hindi speaking
      > > > are required to learn additional language and they may not be
      > > > competitive for govt. jobs when they compete with Hindi mother tongue
      > > > people.
      > > >
      > > > In view of this, my father (who was a teacher as well as Gandhian)
      > > > thought of developing a new script and language for all office work to
      > > > be used by all Indians This will be new to all . Hence, there would
      > > > not be any opposition by anybody. Also this was to be developed based
      > > > on Indian languages . Hence the name Bharati.
      > > > He was of the opinion that this will be easier to learn than to learn
      > > > English. He was also opposed to maintain Engilsh as the language for
      > > > all instead of any Indian Language.
      > > > This was similar to concept of common European Language “ESPERANTO”
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Work my father had done (all only hand written) after his retirement:
      > > >
      > > > 1. Study scripts of all Indian Languages and develop a new script “
      > > > BHARATI “. Improvements were done to make the script print /type
      > > > friendly
      > > >
      > > > 2. He developed the grammer based on Indian languages with some
      > > > modifications to make things easier to understand and easier to teach
      > > >
      > > > 3. He conducted training session in the village high school to
      > > > experiment as to how easy/difficult is this to understand.
      > > > He found that all students could easily pick up the script.
      > > > All the thrust was to make the new language/script easy to learn and
      > > > still will be Indian. (Even South Indian languages have a lot common
      > > > to Sanskrit -- mother of Indian Languages)
      > > >
      > > > 4. He prepared a dictionary for the words of the new language—(with
      > > > English as well as Marathi)
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Help I need now:
      > > >
      > > > Unfortunately, the voluminous work has not been printed. My father is
      > > > no more. (He expired in 2006)
      > > > The hand written work is available with me. I do not know how to get
      > > > the same printed ( as the scipt is different) and whether some body
      > > > would be interested in understanding the same and developing further.
      > > > At the same time I feel the exhaustive work done by my father should
      > > > be preserved. Hence I would like to get the same printed/saved as
      > > > soft copy) as the handwritten work will get spoilt after some period.
      > > >
      > > > I also would like to know whether anybody would be interested in going
      > > > into the details.
      > > > I request you to send this message through your associations and also
      > > > let me know if anybody would be interested or help me.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Thanks & Regards,
      > > >
      > > > V.M.Kulkarni
      > >
      >
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