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Word for the Travel Wise (03/19/06)
Today's word is a Bangla (Bengali) word used in Bangladesh:
bhromon - travel
If I'm not mistaken the word above is not a pure Bangla word, but one that was borrowed into the language from Sanskrit. The Bengali Wiki explains that native Bangla words do not allow initial consonant clusters and the syllabic structure is CVC. Do you follow? Whatever the case this word may not be a true Bangla word, but chances are you'll certainly hear it once or twice in Bangladesh. What will probably impress the locals more is your extensive knowledge of where the word does come from, but are we really concerned with wooing people with our language skills or just trying to get by?
Web resources for Bangla are few, but you can pick up quite a few words reading (not skimming) through the Wiki and from this Bangalinet site which has a small tutorial on how to write in the script. Beyond those two I'm sure there are others, but as I mentioned above it was like pulling teeth to get this word. With that being said class is dismissed.