--
Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי
http://aharoni.wordpress.com
‪“We're living in pieces,
I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore‬


2012/11/14 Anirudh Bhati <anirudh...@gmail.com>:
> On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 1:02 AM, Amir E. Aharoni
> <amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il> wrote:
>>
>> If he didn't explain it, then you can presume that it's wrong. There's
>> nothing to discuss, and there's nothing wrong with saying "Indic
>> languages".
>
>
> The word "Indic" refers generally to the Indo-Aryan family of languages,
> which does not include Dravidian languages prevalent in Southern India.

Not necessarily.

According to Meriam-Webster, the adjective "Indic" may refer to
Indo-Aryan and to all of India. Moreover, "Indic scripts" refers to
all Brahmic scripts, and that is the most common term today.

The English Wikipedia redirected [[Indic languages]] to [[Indo-Aryan
languages]], but that was a mistake, and I just fixed it.

> Hence, bunching the entire system of Dravidian languages together with the
> Indo-Aryan languages in India may seem derogatory to some, and reasonably
> so.

No, not derogatory. At worst, it's ambiguous.

Making up bad connotations for normal words is not so constructive.

--
Amir

_______________________________________________
Wikimediaindia-l mailing list
Wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit 
https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l

Reply via email to