From: Marnen Laibow-Koser (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jun 07 2007 - 02:35:18 CDT
On Jun 7, 2007, at 12:27 AM, Ambarish Sridharanarayanan wrote:
> The virama is for the 091f; the vowel sign for the 0930. The
> cluster is thus ṣṭrī. Without the virama, it would be ṣṭarī.
I don't think I buy that. Doesn't the slash through the ट represent
a following र? If so, then the ट needs no virama, and indeed
should not have one, at least by the spelling rules I have learned.
Despite ट not having a half-form, no virama is necessary because
following र is not written as a full consonant.
In other words:
ष्ट्री = ṣṭrī (no virama, half र)
ष्टरी = ṣṭarī (no virama, full र)
but what we have is
ष्ट्र्ी (virama, half r) = "ṣṭr'ī"??
which as far as I can tell doesn't make any sense! It is definitely
not ṣṭrī or ṣṭarī.
-- Marnen Laibow-Koser email@example.com
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