Re: Sanskrit nasalized L

From: Shriramana Sharma <>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 11:29:53 +0530

On Wednesday 22 June 2011 11:18 AM, Peter Constable wrote:
> I see no necessity for ZWJ, but since ZWJ can be used to select
> “half” forms and this involves a half-form la, that’s a valid
> sequence.

It's "valid" all right but when one looks into Grantha, it fails,
because in Grantha it's the second consonant that takes a conjoining
form. (I've given samples in my Grantha proposal.)

So LA + VIRAMA + ZWJ + CHANDRABINDU + LA wouldn't work for Grantha and
is hence not to be recommended for pan-Indic, except perhaps as a hack
for Devanagari for fonts/engines that don't support proper rendering.

Shriramana Sharma
Received on Wed Jun 22 2011 - 01:01:43 CDT

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