From: Andy White (Andy__White@btinternet.com)
Date: Fri Nov 29 2002 - 08:21:14 EST
> I have a few questions:
> - What is the meaning of "satmaa" and "sadaatmaa"?
'satmaa' means stepmother. 'sadaatmaa' means 'good soul' / 'virtuous'
> - Why is /tmaa/ spelled differently in the two words?
'satmaa' has the roots of 'sat' = good & 'Maa' = mother. As 'Sat' is correctly spelt with a khandaTa under the rules of samaas it becomes 'sat'maa'
sadaatmaa has the roots 'sat' = good & 'aatma' = soul / spirit, and falls under the rules of sandhi and hence becomes sadaatmaa.
(aatma is spelt with a tma conjunct).
> - Does ISCII have a way to distinguish the two cases above
> and the other possible combinations? I mean:
> 1. Ta_Ma_Ligature,
> 2. Khanda_Ta + Ma,
> 3. Half_Ta + Ma,
> 4. Ta + Virama + Ma.
1. Ta_Ma_Ligature is simply 'ta virama ma'
2. Khanda_Ta + Ma, is 'ta virama virama ma' (equivalent to 'ta virama zwnj ma')
3. Half_Ta + Ma is 'ta virama inv ma' (equivalent to 'ta virama zwj ma')
4. Ta + Virama + Ma should be 'ta virama virama inv ma' but this is not implemented in the iLeap application I am using!
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