Annoying guest: Wow. Is there a big market for that in the world today?
Ardith: Well, no. I mean, it leads to an academic career.
Annoying guest: I had no idea that you could study something so ... specialized. So you’ll teach people to write in this ... Sanskrit’s an old kind of writing, isn’t it?
Ardith: No, Sanskrit is the most important ancient language of India. You’re thinking of the script it’s usually written in, which is Devanagari.
Annoying guest: So, do you need to learn Indian? I mean, when you read it, do you translate in your head into Indian or English?
Ardith: India’s a very linguistically diverse country, sir.