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" Our English alphabet and orthography are disgracefully and almost ridiculously imperfect ; and it would be impossible to express either Indian, Persian, or Arabian words in Roman characters, as we are absurdly taught to pronounce them. "
A grammar of the pure and mixed East Indian dialects. With a refutation of ... - Page ix
by Gerasim Stepanovich Lebedev - 1801
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Syllabic spelling, or A summary method of teaching children to read

Honoria Williams - 1858
...disgracefully, and almost ridiculously imperfect, and it would be impossible to express either Indian, Persian, or Arabian words in Roman characters, as we are absurdly taught to pronounce them." — Sir W. Jones' Works, vol. iii. p. 269. 8 This information was given to the Editor some years ago...
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