Press Release (ePRNews.com) - INDIA, India - May 19, 2016 - Wordgames have long been acknowledged by experts across the world, to be an important contributor to the enhancement of a language and its vocabulary. Inspired by this in the 90’s, Ashim Ghosh, multi-lingual artist-inventor from New Delhi, decided to engage with the orthographic complexities and structure of Indian languages and; after several years of research, development and testing; invented the shabdkoshish® wordgame system. The innovative system introduced universal symbols for Matras and half Consonants, and a proper frequency distribution of all letters and symbols; based on their popularity in vocabulary; handwritten on wooden tiles and cubes. For the first time, using this system, it was possible to create contemporary wordgames like Scrabble® and Boggle® in Indian languages – starting with Hindi. The shabdkoshish games were then prototyped, presented, demonstrated and published extensively 2000 onwards, with a vision to refine and grow into many other languages. In keeping with that aim, the shabdkoshish language project has continued to create innovative language learning and teaching technologies – analogue and digital – designed to bring contemporary energy to our languages in India, as well as in Asia. The latest contribution from shabdkoshish are smart Hindi wordgames for smart devices, downloadable from www.funkhel.com
The FunKhel team; prominent musician-producer Chintan Kalra, and coding consultant Mukul Saini, coordinated by Ashim Ghosh; have now produced their first, free, fun filled contemporary Hindi wordgame app – Hindi FunKhel™, for smartphones. “We would like to reach out to the Hindi world across India and many other countries; institutions, schools, teachers. students and professionals engaged with Hindi, to support our efforts to infuse Hindi with a rejuvenating contemporary energy.”, says Ghosh, the inventor of Funkhel. Hindi FunKhel is freely downloadable on smartphones and tablets from www.funkhel.com.
With all the Hindi symbols – Letters, Matras and half Consonants presented with simple clarity, word making is very easy. Make as many words possible using the given combination of symbols, and score points. Words made using all the given symbols get bonus points! FunKhel “Language assist” translates all instructions and rules to English. Designed to work on Android, iPhone, iPad or Windows phones and tablets, FunKhel™ will challenge, enhance and re-establish Hindi vocabulary “फ़न”(talent), whether beginners or experts, simply by playing this cool wordgame on your smart device.
Improvements and new features will be introduced in the coming weeks, But for now its our time to enjoy some Hindi fun! So FunKhel™on, downloadable from http://funkhel.com
Hindi FunKhel – is the first in a series of FunKhel games/apps to be soon presented in other Indian and Asian languages. FunKhels in Bangla and Marathi are launching soon… …then loads more fun to follow ☺! Source :