upaadhmaaniiya and jihvaamuuliiya
soni at Mailer.Uni-Marburg.DE
Tue Sep 19 01:27:12 EDT 1995
>While reading with a friend I recently noticed the apparently consistent use of
>a symbol for the upaadhmaaniiya (the jihvaamuuliiya did not appear at all)
>in an early Nepalese palm-leaf manuscript.
>Can anybody tell me about the use in manuscripts of the upaadhmaaniiya and the
>jihvaamuuliiya? They are commonly used in Kashmirian manuscripts even of
>non-Vedic texts and I imagine that they are to be found in manuscripts of Vedic
>texts outside Kashmir; but do they commonly occur in other contexts than these?
It might be interesting to note in this context what Johannes Hertel says
in his Einleitung to his Tantraakhyaayika, 1910, p. XXIV § 2. Schreibung
und Satzzeichen (Spelling and Punctuation) under para. 1 b.: "Zischlaut,
Upaadhmaaniiya und Jihvaamuuliiya verwende ich mit den Handschriften statt
des im eigentlichen Indien ueblichen Visarga" (I am using the sibilants u´s
and j´s as the manuscripts do instead of the usual visarga in India
itself). The context is the Kashmiri recensions that he used.
soni at mailer.uni-marburg.de
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