> Of course. While waiting for someone else's answer, I'll entertain myself
> with a little "what if" game.
> I'll imagine for a moment that Europe had been colonized by Tamil Nadu (of
> course this occurred after the Indian states colonized America: Tamil is in
> fact the majority language in most of the USA; apart Texas and other
> southern states, where Hindi is more common because, like nearby Mexico and
> most of "Hindustani America").
Too bad -- Bengali is so much prettier. And even Oriya, which I have a
special fondness for because I made the first computer Oriya font
(PostScript, of course).
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...