From: Poopathi Manickam (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun May 08 2005 - 14:26:42 CDT
>N. Ganesan wrote:
>>Likewise.. one cannot.. possibly.. write the word India (as it is in
>>in Sanskrit or Hindi.. because Hindi (Sanskrit ) has no equivalent for
>>the Tamil letter இ.. (i or the short e)
> Devanagari has good equivalent of Tamil letter இ (i)
> N. Ganesan
That's right.. Dhevanaagaari version of Hindi has it...
not only short-e but also ohm-haaram.. digit zero (!)
nja.. za.. (not that Tamil ciRappu zha-haram)
and (partial) aaytham wtih a twist... [ Aharam + : ]**
And..that's purely because of the strong Jaina/Buddhist
influence over the ages... (Naagari schools..otherwise
known as paLLi in Tamil..?)
Well.. I was talking about Sanskritised Hindi here....
Thanks for your comment/corrections....
Poopathi S. Manickam
That's why Visarga is "not" a Tamil Aaydham..
Aaydham is a stand alone character and as we all know
very well.. it's not a modifier either...
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