2005-11-15 05:00:19 UTC
1: < Let me make it amply clear that I have, to date, not criticized let
alone trained any guns on Romi Konkani; in fact I regularly write in that
2: < The editor has first VERY CUNNINGLY AND MALICIOUSLY introduced the
bracket "(pre 1961)" in my statement which is put within quotes.>
3: < Any reader of my original statement will have realized that I was
referring to the situation that existed in the NINETEENTH CENTURY and at the
beginning of the twentieth.>
4: < I wonder whether the editor lives or has lived anywhere in Goa. If he
did, he would not have made the statement contained in the last para quoted
above. If "those who paractise the Caste system could NEVER be called
5:< So, who is writing unadulterated nonsense and making moronic statements,
or without oxy-? >
Dear Prof Borges,
I suppose we all will have to wait for TGF's "Konkani -editorial" writer to
respond to you on TGF.
I will add my two-kaudi bit here
re #1: Please expand this bit from you with relevance to the request of the
Romi wriiters to secure recognition for the Romi script
Borges: < NO LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD has made much progress when burdened with
two scripts; [and Konkani presently is saddled with THREE major ones!] Take
Sindhi, for instance.>
re #1: Please explain this bit from you with reference to Romi Konkani
writers desire to have Rom Konkani recognised
Borges: <Yet their language (Sindhi) has made little progress on the
literary front. This is because it employs two different scripts: Arabic and
Please provide us PROOF that it is because Sindhi "employs two different
scripts" that it "made little progress on the literary front"
BTW: Is Prof Borges FOR the recognition of Romi Script for Konkani ...or is
re #2: Bile apart, please provide PROOF that the TGF editorial writer "VERY
MALICIOUSLY introduced the bracket".
re #3: Please provide proof that "Konkani was NEVER used in PUBLIC by the
upper 'castes' of both the religions". This is a personal query from a
descendant (i.e. me) of a predominantly Konkani speaking family - a family
which (I am reliably informed) spoke Konkani and only Konkani - in Velim for
So, once again ...WHERE did you get this unadulterated nonsense from?
BTW: I trust you will accept that Velim is a part of Goa.
re #4: With regard to the Caste System of India, I will only state my
position. You can take it or leave it. I am not writing to any 20th or 19th
Century person, I am writing in the 21st century to you Professor Borges.
This is my opinion. You are welcome to disagree with me. I personally
believe that ANYBODY who practises the Hindu Caste System is a Hindu. Full
That person, never mind his surname, church going habits, rank in church etc
..... can NEVER be regarded a Catholic.
Hey, I have known of ward-attendants practising for many years as surgeons.
They can NEVER be doctors!
So also, NOBODY who practises the apartheid Caste System of India or even
the Apartheid system of South Africa can be regarded...a Catholic.
The same too wrt Pedophiles, Financial Swindlers, Philanderers etc
You are free to prove me wrong.
re #5: Let's get to some of these points ...then we can put the Moronic in
As far as I read in the TGF editorial...there are two types of folks
1. Those who want to get recognition for ROMI Konkani
2. Those who are writing these voluminous Road Maps to Nowhere in an attempt
to oppose the Romi chaps.
Where do you belong Prof Borges?