Bengali signs

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Bengali signs, a set on Flickr.

I read Bengali really, really slowly (which doesn’t bode well for the Feluda book I bought in Kolkata over Christmas).

Nevertheless, for me there’s a real thrill in being able to decipher the script as it appears on the sides of buses, on shop signs* or those prohibiting something or other.

* Even if many of these are straight transliterations from the way they’re written in English.

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2 responses to “Bengali signs

  1. Lovely photos! Some of them were quite hard to read because of the funky font/hand-writing.

  2. Reading signs and billboards is a very good way to get acquainted with the practical use of a language 🙂

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