upaadhmaaniiya and jihvaamuuliiya

Masato Fujii fujii at zinbun.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Tue Sep 19 04:06:36 UTC 1995

goodall at vax.ox.ac.uk wrote:
>While reading with a friend I recently noticed the apparently consistent use 
>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 
>texts outside Kashmir; but do they commonly occur in other contexts than 
>Dominic Goodall.
   According to my experience of reading Vedic mss., the upadhmaaniiya appears 
constantly also in Malayalam mss. (mostly marked with a small circle)  and 
sometimes in Grantha mss.(a circle with a cross inside), but the jihvaamuuliiya 
does not. 

Masato FUJII
Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University
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