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You are 19 or younger and know what this symbol is 2 5.13%
You are 19 or younger and do NOT know what this symbol is 4 10.26%
You are 20-29 and know what this symbol is 10 25.64%
You are 20-29 and do NOT know what this symbol is 9 23.08%
You are 30-39 and know what this symbol is 2 5.13%
You are 30-39 and do NOT know what this symbol is 2 5.13%
You are 40 or older and know what this symbol is 6 15.38%
You are 40 or older and do NOT know what this symbol is 4 10.26%
Voters: 39. You may not vote on this poll

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Old February 20, 2012, 11:11 AM
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Default Age and the Bengali (a slightly nostalgic poll/quiz)

What with Ekushey just around the corner, and the recent thread about Banglish, I thought I'd run a slight nostalgic experiment in the form of a poll. It's rather simple -- how many of us remember the symbol below (no, it's not the Bangla nine)? And how does that correspond with our ages?


Yes, many of you younger members can find out what it is with a little research. But please be honest, and let me know only if you knew it before doing this research. As for those of us who know what the symbol is, I'll humbly ask you not to disclose it for about a week -- only to give the poll enough time to run. Simply check the appropriate box.
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Old February 20, 2012, 11:19 AM
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Shaad mama,
Poll koi?
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Old February 20, 2012, 11:22 AM
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Miju, poll is available now.
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Old February 20, 2012, 11:32 AM
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Nice thread Shaad. I remember my mother teaching me the alphabet, and it stuck in my mind.
I think the result will be able to answer how the years have dwindled the impact of Bengali education.
Also, 20 years from now how FM channels have impacted Bengali. So, do it again in 20 years.

Unless the Government takes a stand on Banglish. (had the chance & took it)
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Old February 20, 2012, 11:39 AM
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Dhur. Bhul poll'a click korlam. Should have done 20-29 section.
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Old February 20, 2012, 11:44 AM
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Nice thread Shaad. I remember my mother teaching me the alphabet, and it stuck in my mind.
I remember being confused as a child at its sudden disappearance almost overnight. That, and some deaths in the family, brought home the notion that nothing in the world is permanent.

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I think the result will be able to answer how the years have dwindled the impact of Bengali education.
Also, 20 years from now how FM channels have impacted Bengali. So, do it again in 20 years.
Unless the Government takes a stand on Banglish. (had the chance took it)
Beche thakle, obosshyoi. BC, I am confident, will be around.
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Old February 20, 2012, 11:49 AM
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Dhur. Bhul poll'a click korlam. Should have done 20-29 section.
Agey to jaantam shudhu amader romoni-der boyosh baarto naa. Ekhon ki tumi-o shuru korechho?
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Old February 20, 2012, 12:27 PM
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I remember once my sister mentioned abt it.... but honestly was never taught this in class and never researched on it either... So i voted NO...
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Agey to jaantam shudhu amader romoni-der boyosh baarto naa. Ekhon ki tumi-o shuru korechho?
Amar boyosh edanig hoilo koma suru korsey. Amar boyosh chilo 27. ekhon 26'a pa disi.
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Old February 20, 2012, 12:31 PM
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The poll looks perfectly bimodal so far. This is really interesting. A few dynamics at work here

a) the dynamics of the draw of the age of people here in BC
b) the dynamics of their knowledge evolution
c) how a and b correlates
d) How the above three dependencies may be made independent by post procesing

This is quite deep as the more I think of it. Forget Pi, this is the new mystical letter. Old mystical letter? A paradox right there.
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The poll looks perfectly bimodal so far. This is really interesting. A few dynamics at work here

a) the dynamics of the draw of the age of people here in BC
b) the dynamics of their knowledge evolution
c) how a and b correlates
d) How the above three dependencies may be made independent by post procesing

This is quite deep as the more I think of it. Forget Pi, this is the new mystical letter. Old mystical letter? A paradox right there.
Oh mai! Why it is not getting into my brain! Banglar pundit (Banglar grammar pundit specialized in somas) dekhi ekhon khub complicated to understand.
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Old February 20, 2012, 02:03 PM
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Oh mai! Why it is not getting into my brain! Banglar pundit (Banglar grammar pundit specialized in somas) dekhi ekhon khub complicated to understand.
Fagun bhai khali amarey lojjai phalai, bhal lagey na...
Apnar shoron shokti kintu shanghatik!

Toi, bhot disen dada?

Tobey, Bhot diyechen dada?
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Old February 20, 2012, 03:25 PM
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Knew the symbol as a kid, and still haven't forgotten about it... Spending the first 12 years of my life growing up in Dhaka obviously has to do with that. But Shaad uncle, why is there the inconsistency when it comes to including this letter in the Bangla alphabets ? I'm sure I could do some research on that and find my answer, but I'm posing the question here nonetheless for your input And I also never understood why that one certain word was always used as the example to demonstrate the use of this letter. A total katthbirali-moment it always was...
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Vowel, Li.
Part of the original shorborno set.

Never learned how it is used in a word.

Now extinct, but still printed on kids bornomala books.
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Old February 20, 2012, 08:17 PM
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Nasif - I unapproved your post. Shaad requested (OP) that people who know do not mention it and give the poll about a week to run its course.
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Old February 20, 2012, 09:31 PM
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I am confused . I do remember learning about these symbols, lost it completely
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Nasif - I unapproved your post. Shaad requested (OP) that people who know do not mention it and give the poll about a week to run its course.
Hmm didn't see the poll, iPhone version for some reason didn't show poll.

Voted now.
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Old February 20, 2012, 09:38 PM
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I will have a corollary question once the poll runs its course.
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Old February 20, 2012, 09:52 PM
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I believe I have learned that alphabet, but cant remember how to read. May I blame books and newspaper since they never use it?
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Old February 20, 2012, 11:23 PM
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clicked the wrong one;
should be
"You are 40 or older and know what this symbol is"
Mod, please change, if possible.

This is a good one, liked the poll.

I remember the name of the letter, never used myself
don't remember any one used it.
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It's a vowel letter "Lee" comes after "Rre". My father taught me that. Never learned/read it in school. Don't know how to use it.
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Old February 20, 2012, 11:43 PM
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Please read the original post and accede to Shaad's request not disclose the answer until the poll has time to run.

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ooops...sorry!
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ooops...sorry!
You were not the only one.

Amader bishistho Nasif miao aki jaaj korechhilo.
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