अनिल एकलव्य ⇔ Anil Eklavya

October 8, 2007

On (My) Linguistic Doublewrite

Filed under: Language Problem,Things As They Are — anileklavya @ 6:12 am

Some readers of this blog must have noticed that I talk about using Indian languages and providing support for them, but almost all my posts till now are in English. Well, I had started this blog with the intention that I will write mostly in Hindi. But except the About section and the first short post about Hindi ZNet, I have only written in English.

I plead guilty to the charge of limited linguistic doublewrite with respect to this blog. Whatever may be the situation, we can always have excuses, and sometimes it’s very hard to separate the excuses from the genuine reasons. In fact, a genuine reason may become an excuse (to yourself) if your level of commitment increases. I also have some excuses. Or reasons. First is, of course, that my years of higher education and professional reading and writing have ensured that even I find it easier to write, and even more importantly, type in English. So, the reason (or one reason?) is convenience (possibly to be decoded as frustration?). When viewed from a higher level of commitment, it becomes an excuse: to cover laziness or dilution of commitment.

Am I going to mend my ways? I will try. I won’t stop writing in English here, but hopefully there will be more posts in Hindi. Hopefully (again) in the near future (the MS Word grammar checker says it’s a fragment and is asking me to consider revising: I decline).

Does it sound very promising?

Hope so.



  1. बन्धुवर!

    हिन्दी को आपकी बहुत जरूरत है। आपके लेखन और कार्यों को देखकर लगता है कि हिन्दी कम्प्यूटिंग को आपसे काफी मदद मिल सकती है।

    क्यों न आप हिन्दी के हजारों ब्लागरों के साथ मिलकर काम करें?

    इसलिये आपसे अनुरोध करूंगा कि आप हिन्दी के ब्लाग अग्रीगेटर, यथा नारद ( http://narad.akshargram.com/ ) पर रजिस्टर करायें और सक्रिय रूप से हिन्दि में लिखें। इसके साथ ही यथासम्भव हिन्दी कम्प्यूटिंग में भी योगदान करें।

    Comment by anunad — October 12, 2007 @ 3:10 pm | Reply

  2. ब्लॉग पढ़ने के लिए धन्यवाद। आपके अनुरोध पर अमल करने की पूरी कोशिश रहेगी।

    Comment by anileklavya — October 12, 2007 @ 11:53 pm | Reply

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