On 3/10/07, Suraj Kurapati <snk / gna.org> wrote:
> Suraj Kurapati wrote:
> > Finally, it is said that the order of vowels in the Japanese alphabet
> > system is derived from that of Sanskrit.
>
> Correction: the ordering of vowels is derived from the ancient Brahmi
> script[2]. Interestingly, it seems there are also parallels in the
> ordering of consonants (ka ... ta ... ya ra ... va).
>
> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Nihongo_ichiran_01.png
>
> [2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Brahmi_Script.gif
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