Allen W Thrasher athr at LOC.GOV
Fri Apr 22 00:45:44 UTC 2005

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Dear Mr. Rana,

I used the Harvard-Kyoto system for transliterating Sanskrit and related language in Email, which you can find at <>, to represent La[with macron]n[with dot above]gha[macron]li[macron], or in simple English without diacritics, Langhali, just as you say.  Dr. van Diem doesn't deny that (Central) Magar and Kham Magar are different; he just says they form a group.  

I was merely passing on something, not trying to express an opinion on the matter.  But van Diem does clearly say that Buda Magar and  F. A. Uxbond (which I discover my Library in cataloging the book mentioned has decided is a pseudonym for Wilhelm von Hevesy) assert a relation between Magyars and Magars.  Neith van Diem nor I asserted the same.

Please be so good as to contact me off the Vyakaran list if your Langhali Association starts publishing books, pamphlets, or even a newsletter, because we would want such materials for the Library of Congress's collections.


Allen Thrasher

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