From: N. Ganesan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Apr 11 2006 - 19:12:33 CST
On 4/11/06, N. Ganesan <email@example.com> wrote:
> (3) Malayalam cillu marker
> The Indic list has gone through several inputs
> on this problem for implementation.
> did some reserach, and I do not recall a glyph for cillu m,
> that is in line with cillu n, cillu nn, etc.,
> Will give this shape from published evidence
> tomorrow. Does UTC have the cillu m glyph?
> In Unicode, cillu letters of Malayalam
> can be called as "Malayalam prepausal consonant marker"
> or "Malayalam cillu marker".
> This combining sign, with properties like
> anusvara, will have a dotted circle.
> Cillus can come at the end of words
> and word-medially. ka, na, nna, la, lla, llla, r, t and m
Typo correction. Pl. read above line as:
"and word-medially. ka, na, nna, la, lla, llla, ra, ta and ma".
> Please note that one Unicode cillu marker
> will provide cillus for all these 9 consonants
> (otherwise, 9 separate code-points! which
> will remove them from their root genetic
> consonants unaccepatble linguistically,)
> And, cillu marker will do away with any special
> rules for ZWJ/ZWNJ just for Malayalam
> among Indian scripts also.
> In usual transliteration, cillu_consonant = consonant (roman) followed by :
> So, eg., cillu_nna (in Malayalam) = n:na in roman, otherwise nna only.
> In the Rachana document on cillu letters, cillu_nma set
> in pg. 2 of L2/05-210, can be transliterated as "n:ma"
> with : representing the cillu-marker codepoint.
> In word-final position, cillu_r = Malayalam letter RR.
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