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Hindi howlers 2nd June 2004 It is time journalists started paying more attention to Hindi and other subcontinental languages. Jonathan Power’s transliteration (June) of “mute doll” – Kungi Kureya – is a nonsense. What Sonia Gandhi’s staff would have said is Goongi Guriya. While I am at it, here is a definitive guide to pronouncing the new prime minister’s first name, Manmohan (literally one who charms the heart): Man (say mon, as in Monday); mohan (mo, as in more; and hon, as in honey) Karan Deep Singh Colchester, Essex

In praise of the finding 22nd May 2004 Please thank Panos…

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