Re: conjucts beginning with independent vowel?

Date: Thu Jan 18 2001 - 08:43:55 EST

On 01/18/2001 04:37:36 AM Antoine Leca wrote:

>> I'm trying to sort out what should be proposed for Syloti Nagri. There
>> four consonants that can be conjoined to a preceding independent vowel.
>> From what I understand, these are mainly used for Arabic borrowings in
>> Islamic texts, but possibly also in English borrowings. So, for example,
>> Allah is written as al-la-h.
>Well, my understanding is that it should be encoded (and is encoded
> 0906 0932 094D 0932 093E 0939 [094D]

But I'm talking about a different script. Not Devanagari.

>> whereas the marks in
>> the Syloti case are conjoined, being obligatorily attached to the
>> stem of the base (independent vowel) character.
>In Nagari, a dependent lri attached to a A will attach, I think. At least
>is the way I shall write it.

Hmmm... interesting. There's a structural similarity, then, with what I'm
seeing in Syloti Nagri, but the relevant characters in Syloti Nagri are
clearly consonants, not related to the Sanskrit-derived vocalic liquids.

- Peter

Peter Constable

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