[INDOLOGY] a i and ai

Dipak Bhattacharya dipak.d2004 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 27 06:59:46 EDT 2016


Dear Professor Ville,
Will the following help?

aÏ =a+i *i.e.* two phonemes अ and इ

ai=diphthong ऐ

Best

DB



On Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 2:29 PM, Christophe Vielle <
christophe.vielle at uclouvain.be> wrote:

> Dear List,
> is there a way in Roman script for distinguishing in a compound the result
> of -*aḥ *+ vowel other than *a *which could be *i*  = * a i*, with hiatus,
>  from the diphthong* ai* resulting from *a/**ā + e/ai* ?
> *ex. man**aḥ + indriya- = manaindrya-* (?) beside* m**ānasa + aindriya = *
> *m**ānasaindriya*
> In nâgarî script I find written *mana indrya-* with a space put between
> the two members, but it would look strange in Roman script.
> Any suggestion welcome.
> Best wishes,
> Christophe Vielle
>
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