m/anusvAra & s/visarga

Dominique.Thillaud thillaud at UNICE.FR
Tue Nov 4 07:43:12 UTC 1997

At 3:28 +0100 4/11/97, Jacob Baltuch wrote:
>Thanks to Elliot Stern for destroying my illusions :) You say:
>>Sorry, you will have to continue typing those H's.
>Damn! The real pain is to have to reach for that shift key.
>I think I'll just use <x> for visarga then. How does this
>look: duxkha, azvax?
>(I'd just use <:> (du:kha, azva:) but that would require
>shift too)

        I'm perhaps stupid but 'h' is a standard notation of breath and it
seems to me the real h and the aspirated occlusives are always followed by
a vowel, and the visarga never. Hence, why don't use simply 'h' for the
visarga ?

        IF nextCh IS space OR IN consonants THEN visarga ELSE h END


Dominique THILLAUD
Universite' de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France

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