Re: Devanagari composing help needed

From: Ambarish Sridharanarayanan (
Date: Thu Jun 07 2007 - 02:48:56 CDT

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    Marnen Laibow-Koser wrote:
    > 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.

    ष्ट्री, 0937+094d+091f+094d+0930+0940, is ṣṭrī (notice the 2 viramas, one
    each for the 0937 & the 091f)
    ष्टरी, 0937+094d+091f+0930+0940 is ṣṭarī (only one this time, for the 0937)
    ष्ट्र्ी is 0937+094d+091f+094d+0930+094d+0940 which of course makes no
    sense. 094d cannot come before a dependent vowel sign.

    But I don't see where you got that sequence from. Atleast I don't see it
    Jeroen's original text or the later screen-shot.

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