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Old 08-04-2005, 08:02 PM   #16
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My middle name is Hindi. It's "Devi" and I don't spell it "Dewi"
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My middle name is Hindi. It's "Devi"
Really!? How come? Any Indian links in your family tree or your parents just thought it was a cool name?


Oh.. and Dewi (Dooey?) is priceless!
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I'm not Indian and don't have any blood ties in my family. But my father was/is very involved in Hindi spirituality--he actually has lived over there for the past five years.

So yea, I've got a Hindi middle name as a result.
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I'm not Indian and don't have any blood ties in my family. But my father was/is very involved in Hindi spirituality--he actually has lived over there for the past five years.

So yea, I've got a Hindi middle name as a result.
That's pretty cool.
I'm Indian and I don't have a middle name :cries:
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That's cool, stars.

You are one of the coolest and nicest people round here.
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I'm not Indian and don't have any blood ties in my family. But my father was/is very involved in Hindi spirituality--he actually has lived over there for the past five years.

So yea, I've got a Hindi middle name as a result.
You are the coolest cat around.
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Old 08-06-2005, 06:35 PM   #22
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I guess there's no one else of Indian origin here or nobody knows what I'm talking about.

Oh well.
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Haha....you bumped this thread to tell everyone that no one knows what you're talking about.
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Old 08-06-2005, 06:47 PM   #24
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well... of course I hoped this would get the attention of other indians!



D'oh!, where the hell are you?

edit: of course I mean the person who posts with the screen name, D'oh! who I believe is from India.
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hmmI have a few Indian friends, but none of them have W's in their names. I'll consult them on the matter when I start school a week from monday.

high school!

high school!
high school

high school

high school

high school



I'm a bit concerned I miss high school lol!

I left two months ago and know, its all gone, strange.

I just never want to grow up




College...
Next month


Exam results...
18 days

But I need them to get in there
Its all so confusing



Sorry for going off-topic

It is a bit strange the way words are spelt with a "w" when they should be spelt with a "v"


Luckily I took French in High School....

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My Indian art history professor was from Norway, and my Sanskirt professor was Australian.

I have no idea how to pronounce many of the Indian words I had to learn.
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So do the Hindi words incorrectly spelled with "w" make "w" sounds or "v" sounds like English would pronounce it?

I hope my question makes sense...lol.

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AcrobatSteve is Indian too.

There are many people from India here in Perth but I'm not one of them.
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So do the Hindi words incorrectly spelled with "w" make "w" sounds or "v" sounds like English would pronounce it?

I hope my question makes sense...lol.

Melon
Well... they really make 'v' sounds... they HAVE to cos there's no rounded 'w' sound in hindi. That's why it puzzles me as to why most people use w's instead!

But I have a feeling now that it's a case of where the letter 'v' is in a word. Because words like Devdas and Devi seem to be spelt correctly. Same with proper nouns/names like Raghav and Madhav. In these words the 'v' sound is much more prominent than in words where a vowel such as 'a' follows the 'v'. like Aishvarya or Svades. These are written in hindi with the 'v' alphabet but still get w's when written in English. Maybe cos the 'v' sound is not that prominent.

Sorry if you can't understand head or tail of what I'm talking about!
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So....... Diwali (festival of lights) is actually Divali?

Are you talking about just one Indo language or do all of them not have "w"?
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