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In a message dated 9/24/01 10:43:11 PM, [log in to unmask] writes:

<< Of course, if the only thing putting you off is the alphabet, and if you
already can read the Arabic script, try hitting it from the Urdu direction,
rather than Hindi. (At the colloquial level, they're virtually the same). >>

    What are the differences, anyway?  I always see Hindi/Urdu dictionaries,
which seems to suggest that they're identical, save, possibly, pronunciation
and script. Oh, and Arabic script is a billion times easier.  Why?  Because
when you put two Arabic characters together, they never merge to form some
third character, as happens all the time in Hindi.  There's three pages of
them in my Hindi book.  And then the trigraphs!  Blech... But, yes,
Hindi/Urdu is what I'm after with this e-mail.

-David