Re: f + halant + i = ?

Date: Tue Dec 21 1999 - 07:59:15 EST

>And, finally, the real meaning of [virama] is that the
       inherent vowel should not be pronounced. The fact that it also
       determines ligatures is just accidental (and does not happen in
       Tamil, for instance).

       Nor does this happen with (what I assume must be - at least it
       has functional similarities) the cognate character in Thai
       (kaaran); i.e. it supresses a vowel but doesn't determine


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