From: Andreas Prilop (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jul 20 2005 - 08:47:42 CDT
On Tue, 19 Jul 2005, Richard Wordingham wrote:
> Are there actual examples with *real* words? There's no confusion in Pali
> or Vedic Sanskrit because the consonant represented by underdotted 'l'
> always occurs next to a vowel, whereas (in modern transliterations) the
> syllabic resonant never occurs next to a vowel.
I don't know about Vedic Sanskrit or Pali.
But every book in Hindi will show you real words with
U+090B vocalic R (Sanskrit origin)
U+095C retroflex R
These are different letters with different pronunciation in Hindi.
They need to be distinguished in transliteration (since transliteration
is supposed be one-to-one).
See also http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/roman.html
Languages: Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Sinhalese.
Each of these languages requires both "dot below" and "ring below"
*at the same time* on "R" or "L" (or both "R" and "L").
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