Tuesday, January 20, 2009

So I've started learning Hindi...

...and cannot believe that people can distinguish between aspirated and unaspirated stops. It blows my mind that people can pick up on the difference in rapid conversation. I suppose you have to grow up hearing it. Also, the number of compound letters, like in Sanskrit, is immense.

Oh well.

3 comments:

Matt said...

You just need a Hindi speaker to talk to that can humiliate you when you say 'Lets make Nyctanthes tree' or 'Lets make toilet' instead of 'Lets make sexual union'

waitttttttt.......

bulbul said...

You just need to get yourself Main Hoon Na on dvd and watch it over and over and over and over and over again. Trust me, works :)

Ben said...

I'll have to do that; my friend has a bunch of other Hindi movies that I'm planning on appropriating.