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Microsoft Office 2010 LIP Sinhala has released

Microsoft Office 2010 LIP Sinhala has released

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A Sinhala version of Office 2010 is now available from the Microsoft download center.

This release is a free Language Interface Pack (LIP) that installs on top of a copy of Microsoft Office 2010.

A FEW FACTS ABOUT SINHALA

  • Sinhala (සිංහල), also called Sinhalese, is spoken by more than 13 million people in Sri Lanka where it is also one of the two official languages (Tamil being the other one).
  • Sinhala is an Indo-Aryan language of the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family. It is most closely related to Dhivehi, which is spoken in the Maldives.
  • Although not related to Tamil at all, Sinhala has borrowed many words from that language.
  • There are no sub-clauses - comparable constructions are created with participles and adjectives. Therefore a phrase like "The man who gives information on LIP languages" becomes "The information on LIP languages giving man".
  • There are no prepositions but only postpositions; "under the book" would literally retranslate as "book under".

Read more about Sinhala on Wikipedia.

Sinhala is already available for Windows 7 and can be downloaded from the Windows 7 Language page.

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