--- In qalam@yahoogroups.com, "Peter T. Daniels" <grammatim@...> wrote:
> > Another important factor is how people classify their own system.
> > Indic scripts are generally called aksharas, While this may have
> > originally had a meaning like 'a' to 'z' or 'a' to 'ksha', it is

> Do you have any evidence for this "interpretation" of the word? The
> meant 'syllable' long before it was used for the writing system.
> the Indo-European etymology?

See the replies to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cybalist/message/7692 .