m/anusvAra & s/visarga

Dominique.Thillaud thillaud at UNICE.FR
Thu Nov 6 00:02:00 UTC 1997

At 17:03 +0100 5/11/97, DEVARAKONDA VENKATA NARAYANA SARMA wrote:

>We have in mantrasAstra bijAkSarAs like hsauh......!

        I suppose you intend mantrazAstra bIjAkSarAs. But is 'hsauh' a
*Sanskrit* word or first syllab ?  It sound like the voice of a furious
Naga and seems onomatopeic ...
        MMW dictionary ends with 'hveya'. Where this 'hsauh' is attested ?
Why it is writed in devanagari ? It's a ligature for 'h'+'s' ?


Dominique THILLAUD
Universite' de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France

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