The vowel .r/ri in Sanskrit and Hindi

Peter Friedlander astpf at LURE.LATROBE.EDU.AU
Fri May 9 03:05:48 UTC 1997

Dear list members
Would you agree with the statement:
'Most Hindi speakers pronounce the vowel .r as if it were the ri in rip.'
If you do then when do you think this change from the vowel sound .r to ri
began to take place and is their a similar variation in Sanskrit?
Dr Peter G Friedlander
Department of Asian Studies
La Trobe University
Bundoora 3084
tel:(03) 9479 2064

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