upaadhmaaniiya and jihvaamuuliiya

soni at Mailer.Uni-Marburg.DE soni at Mailer.Uni-Marburg.DE
Tue Sep 19 05:27:12 UTC 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?
>Dominic Goodall.
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.

Jay Soni
soni at mailer.uni-marburg.de


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