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Subject: Re: Origin of "Molly, Mali, Moli, Molli", etc.
Author: তন্ময় ভট   (guest, 68.167.224.95)
Date: June 6, 2005 at 9:41:33 AM
Reply to: Re: Origin of "Molly, Mali, Moli, Molli", etc. by Molly Nudo
Confused ... we were talking of the Indian words which sound like this, and, as I stated, I do not think they are related to the name Molly. But sure, I can tell you about the Indian words, except I do not understand your question about how they are written. There are a dozen Indian languages and, except when used as names, they are almost never written in English. The male name Mali I know only from Sanskrit, and the female Malini exists in many modern Indian languages.

Do you want me to draw them in Devnagari, the most common script in which Sanskrit is written? If your computer displays unicode properly then here it is: male Mali माली or मालि (both spellings are noted, though etymologically, the first is correct) and female Malini मालिनी. If you want them in the other dozen scripts, write back and I can draw them for you :-)

Sorry for any misunderstanding on my part.

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