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On Mon, 10 Jun 2002 22:27:04 +0200 Christian Thalmann <[log in to unmask]>
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> - If the language is written |pÔrsi| in UniPers, why do we call it
>   "Farsi"?
-

"Farsi" might be the Arabic version of the name.  There's no /p/ in
Arabic.

> Just wondering.  =P
> -- Christian Thalmann
> PS: I know a Persian girl named Nilufar.  Could "Nil" perchance be a
> short form of Nilufar?
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Could be.  I know a Bangladeshi girl named Nilufar, who goes by "Nil".
Sorry i couldn't help with the actual language questions.

-Stephen (Steg)
 "an aroma for home-a, and a reek for the street."
     ~ from _earth_ by david brin