Tuesday, August 29, 2006

And Malayalam Will Live Forever, or at least the debate on it !

----- Original Message -----
From: Sunil Kumar
Sent: Monday, August 28, 2006 12:45 PM
Subject: Malayalam digits


Whatever you say, these original malayalam digits and alphabets are
encoded by UNICODE Consortiaum and then it will be available to all of
you, like english digits (in computer and related fileds) Whether you
use it or not, up to you. The facility is agreed and available in
unicode malayalam fonts.



From: "Harris"
Subject: Re: SUCH STRONG SENTIMENTS ON malayalam digts
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 16:37:58 +0300

How could one feel like throwing up? We know hieroglyphics (I am not
sure of the spelling) was used by the Egyptians, same way these funny
looking characters were used by Malayalis (only those who knew to read
& write); it is part of our history and should be preserved as
something that was in vogue long ago. No need to throw up; that is a
very violent reaction. Om Shanti, Shanti!


----- Original Message -----
From: "hari"
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 11:27 AM
Subject: Re: Again on Malayalam

Dear Nam,

Teaching malayalam to our children is not adding any
value to their lifes. They should know only to
communicate in Malayalam that is much more than

If we give importance to Malayam, the coming
generation will face only problems to get job. This
trend is already there because 75% of malayalees who
studied in Malayalam medium in the last 20 years are
working as drivers/tea boys and others in less
salaried categories.

Now a days - professional college admission on merit
basis is secured by the students from the english
medium schools only.

Malayalam language, Government school (malayam medium
students) are reaching no where now a days.

the person who wrote this to you would have admitted
his kids in English medium even in a very high
standard school and he would tell us that he is
outside India, hence he is doing so.

This is all good only for talking:- Our children
should study only study in english medium and attain
the best result in life.

Best regars


----- Original Message -----

From: "Roshan"
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 2:36 PM
Subject: Re: Again on Malayalam

malayalathil parayaan parayunnathu thanne ENGLISH ill
aanallo maashe

dayavaayi marupadi aykaathe erikaan sramikkuka, chumma

oru malayaale


----- Original Message -----
From: Abdul Latheef
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 9:21 AM
Subject: RE: Again on Malayalam


You are correct, whenever we open Malayalam channel we have to suffer
such "Komalies". I think they are playing a big role to Mock

Be proud with our mother tong and teach our kids and compel them to
use our language in our home.



----- Original Message -----
From: "Karunakaran"
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 9:10 AM
Subject: RE: On Malayalam Again / Four Indians among Singapore's Richie Rich /


One should be proud of saying that I am a Malayalee. However, one who is
qualified to say this should always be upholding the culture, identity,
root and history. What is wrong in making awareness of our past and
learning something out of it. As far as Malayalam digits are concerned,
it is not a decade old history. It was in existence 40 years back . It
was widely used in school text books and in print media.



----- Original Message -----

From: prem
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 7:01 PM
Subject: Re: Again on Malayalam

kollam resamulla marupadi....nammal malayaleegal inganaya, enthum
vilichu parayum pakshe nadappakkilla. english nodu ithra pucham
parayunn nammal pongacham parayan aadhyam upayogikunnathu english
thanne. ithu thanne nammude shapamum athe pole menmayum.

ennal nammukku eppolatheyum pole jada kanichu jeevikkam. mattullavare
kaliyakkiyum, anugarichum, sontham jeevitham namukku pazhakki kalayam.
nammude tv sponsered programms thanne ithinte nalloru udaharanamaanu.
sheri ennal veendum kaanam.


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