visarga and Tamil aaytham

From: N. Ganesan (
Date: Wed Apr 13 2005 - 11:32:55 CST

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    >>This form is likely to have been influenced by the visarga symbol of
    >>the Grantha script.

    ME>... just as I said a few days ago.


    BTW, I've seen (some 20+ years ago)
    M. Raghava Iyengar's anaysis
    of visarga and aaytham, his etymological
    analysis. Acrtually, Tiru. M. R. Iyengar
    wrote about it 1920s, I think.
    Looking at your Vedic accents page,
    saw the visarga sign as a "divison"
    sign in a spl. case. Epigraphers say
    the first attestation in epipgraphy
    of aaytham is this visarga "division" sign.

    Joined this list very recently.
    Can you point me to your message?
    Would like to read it.

    N. Ganesan

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