Re: Sorting Pali in Tibetan Script

From: Richard Wordingham <>
Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2012 02:41:24 +0100

On Sat, 7 Jul 2012 17:43:41 -0500
Naena Guru <> wrote:

> This is the Pali sorting order in PTS Pali. The Last letter is the
> retroflex L:
> a ā i ī u ū
> e o
> aṃ aaṃ iṃ iiṃ uṃ uuṃ
> eṃ oṃ
> k kh g gh ṅ
> c ch j jh ñ
> ṭ ṭh ḍ ḍh ṇ
> t th d dh n
> p ph b bh m
> y r l v
> s h
> ḷ

Disconcertingly, no. <ḷ> follows <l>, sorted as a primary difference.
Otherwise, the consonants do follow the normal Indic script order.

Also, the first three vowels are <aṃ>, <a>, <ā>.

This information wasn't what I needed, but thank you for the attempt
to help.

Received on Sat Jul 07 2012 - 20:44:03 CDT

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