Re: Devanagari composing help needed

From: Marnen Laibow-Koser (
Date: Thu Jun 07 2007 - 02:29:03 CDT

  • Next message: Ambarish Sridharanarayanan: "Re: Devanagari composing help needed"

    On Jun 7, 2007, at 12:01 AM, William J Poser wrote:

    > I've never seen the first problematic glyph-complex, but I can
    > say with some confidence that it is a mistake since it ends with
    > a virama which is followed by a vowel sign, which is impossible.
    > Something is wrong.
    > The second one looks like a jn (both palatal), but the word is
    > peculiar. I think that the word is intended to be manovaijna:nik
    > "psychological", but it has guna rather than vrddhi and is
    > actually written manovijna:nik. My knoweldge of Hindi is not
    > sufficient to know if this is a reasonable variant.
    > Indeed, this text doesn't seem to make sense in general, even
    > given my poor Hindi. What, for example, is the second sentence
    > supposed to say? The words all make sense individually except
    > for the penultimate one, which seems to be sba:gat, which neither
    > I nor my Hindi dictionary know. If the diagonal stroke is omitted
    > it would be sva:gat "welcome, acceptance, reception".

    Yeah, I wondered about that one, but I don't really speak Hindi at
    all, and my spotty knowledge of Sanskrit is not usually helpful...


    मर्नेन् लेबो-कोज़र्

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