Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Malayalam-language edition of L'Osservatore Romano to begin in July - Asia News

I suspect Malayalam is the most widely spoken single language among India's Catholics. I don't speak a lick of it. (Ok. Um. I can count up till 29 in Malayalam. Don't ask.) VATICAN - INDIA Malayalam-language edition of L'Osservatore Romano to begin in July - Asia News

9 comments:

FrB said...

muppathuh!

Gashwin said...

Bless you! [And it eats me inside to say these words ... but ... ] Care to provide a translation? :-)

Alex Vitus said...

30.

btw/ I grew up in Kochi.

Sherry W said...

Yes but do Malayalam numbers comes in male and female, singular and plural?

Classical Arabic. Now there's a set of numbers that will make your brain grind to a halt.

mike said...

So I shouldn't count on you to translate the Veeradian Pattu, once we track it down?

Gashwin said...

@Alex: thanks! My goal on the next visit to India that affords any time to travel around, is to get down to Kerala.

@Sherry: I don't think so. But Hindi verbs do! :)

@Mike: I think we might be able to persuade Alex to help out with the translation.

mike said...

Did your friend in Rome have any luck tracking down the original?

Alex Vitus said...

certainly I'll translate.

Gashwin said...

@mike Nope. Haven't heard anything. I'll have to remind him to look.

@Alex: perhaps you know something of this traditional song that mike is looking for? Apparently it's a song sung at Hindu weddings with St. Thomas as the protagonist. "Veeradian Pattu."