RE: Virama after vowel in Indic

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sat Mar 01 2003 - 16:10:31 EST

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    At 20:53 +0000 2003-03-01, Andy White wrote:

    >Michael, you are mistaken here, Anitra was referring to the composite
    >letter ' A_YAPAHALAA_AA' and not the composite letter sign
    >'YAPAHALAA_AA' which - yes - has been around for *quite some time*)

    Ya-phalaa is a special shape formed originally when YA was combined
    with a preceding consonant, which acquired a new sound, and which
    practice was extended to use with independent vowels to allow this
    new sound to be represented when word-initial.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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