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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 21, 2012, 12:08 AM
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I know this one for sure. Kew answer chaile amare pm koren, 5 bucks.
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Old February 21, 2012, 04:29 AM
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I know it
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Off topic: Dilscoop 'uncle' is 40+...?!! :O
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Old February 21, 2012, 12:05 PM
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You can make the sound that this symbol made with the currently used alphabet (I would have jumped all over a statement like that!), but this symbol is no longer a part of our alphabet...
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Old February 21, 2012, 12:09 PM
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Voted. I don't know what this symbol is.
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Old February 21, 2012, 10:36 PM
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shaad uncle pet burst hoye jache oneker uttor jante chaite...i personally have a specific q
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Old February 22, 2012, 01:21 AM
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Quote:
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I know this one for sure. Kew answer chaile amare pm koren, 5 bucks.
Gonopitani khaite Chan naki?
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Old February 22, 2012, 11:51 PM
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I thought it was just the number 9...ouch! How do i unvote...
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Old February 23, 2012, 12:01 AM
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How it exemplifies the lack of following instructions by so many of us.... (Shaad may be you can divert the research to that thesis? :p)
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Old February 23, 2012, 12:08 PM
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amar mone hoy ei symbol ta hochchey, oije 90s er bangla natok e borolok baba ra kichu easy chair e boshe relax korey, ki hoisey?
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Old February 23, 2012, 02:46 PM
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How it exemplifies the lack of following instructions by so many of us.... (Shaad may be you can divert the research to that thesis? :p)
Tamely follow instructions? Us? Bengalis with our "bidrohi" natures? And on the cusp of these two months, February and March, reflecting our struggles both for our language and our independence?

But seriously, Zeeshan, I think it's a failure on my part. As the poll now stands, it's easy to become confused and check the wrong option. I wanted to include it as a 4 x 2 matrix instead, but couldn't figure out how to do that simply.
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Old February 23, 2012, 03:19 PM
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last time I saw this symbol as the alphabet was a good 23-24 years back probably.... but surprisingly was able to retrieve it from my memory very quickly....

it was in one of those alphabet books for sure, but what I cant quite recall is the word/object that was used to represent this alphabet. I think it was sth random like the symbol itself with eyes or sth ('ri' te rishi boshechhe dhyan-e.... then doing sth... and then 'e' te ekka gari khub chhutechhe...).

I guess very few ppl know how to spell/read a word with this letter (I dont know either) which brought its demise. But thanks Shaad bhai for the trip down the memory lane.....
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Old February 23, 2012, 03:25 PM
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There were other symbols in Bangla Alphabets which were discontinued not only this one. One with "b" and then cut the pet like pet kata muddhanna shaw.
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Old February 26, 2012, 08:11 AM
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So, we have already had 35+ members answer this poll. Shall we end the moratorium on discussion of the symbol, or give it a couple of more days? What do you all think?
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Old February 26, 2012, 08:13 AM
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Yeah, this has run its course.
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Old February 26, 2012, 08:28 AM
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You are 30-39 and do NOT know what this symbol is

goru, MohammedC

I am stuck with this goru. Someone age 30-39 please vote in this section
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Old February 26, 2012, 08:58 AM
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So, we have already had 35+ members answer this poll. Shall we end the moratorium on discussion of the symbol, or give it a couple of more days? What do you all think?
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Yeah, this has run its course.
Sounds good to me. ahnaf and isnaad, as the youngest members who know what this symbol is, why don't you guys do the honors of starting us off?

Bonus points for any member, not just ahnaf or isnaad, who uses the symbol in a word.
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Old February 26, 2012, 11:43 AM
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What does this letter sound like?
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Old February 26, 2012, 12:04 PM
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I think no one knows.
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Old February 29, 2012, 01:40 PM
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Well this may be used in spelling Brett Lee with much less fuss, but never actually saw it used. The alphabet book I read had the picture of a kathberali (squirrel) as it's applier word. My mother never used it, nor did my grandfather. Kinda fitting that it's disappeared.
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Old February 29, 2012, 02:21 PM
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reminds me of Sheldon's joke .... worlds most common last name..
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Old February 29, 2012, 06:35 PM
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Since its not the number, no!
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I didnt recall this letter at all until i saw Nasif bhai's unapproved post. Then I remembered my class 6 Bangla teacher telling us one day about these extinct letters and its name. But I did not recall this one being symbolised this way.

As for the pet-kata-baw/Raw, I knew that one. It is still used in Ahomiyo, and my Assamese friend showed me a notebook of his with that Raw being used to write "Jonoshadharon" only two weeks ago. I think Dhoy-shunno-raw is the next letter to disappear. I havent seen that used in any word except "Ashar" in a LONG time!
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reminds me of Sheldon's joke .... worlds most common last name..
He was then wrong twice.
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Old March 1, 2012, 12:31 AM
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I didnt recall this letter at all until i saw Nasif bhai's unapproved post. Then I remembered my class 6 Bangla teacher telling us one day about these extinct letters and its name. But I did not recall this one being symbolised this way.

As for the pet-kata-baw/Raw, I knew that one. It is still used in Ahomiyo, and my Assamese friend showed me a notebook of his with that Raw being used to write "Jonoshadharon" only two weeks ago. I think Dhoy-shunno-raw is the next letter to disappear. I havent seen that used in any word except "Ashar" in a LONG time!
I would hate to see ঢ় disappear, ammark. Just off the top of my head, I can think of at least a few non-exotic ঢ়-using words: প্রৌঢ়, দৃঢ়, গাঢ় . And I dare say other members can come up with more. I don't know if it's just me, but I like hearing the subtle differences between our consonants, between and for instance.

Personally, it was nice to see included in the unicode character set for Bangla. I was also rather impressed that they included two other extinct symbols that used to be adjacent to : and , which I am fairly certain were used only as Sanskrit vowels, never in Bangla.
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Old March 1, 2012, 09:41 AM
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Its been a week. Answer den plz!
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