m/anusvAra & s/visarga
DEVARAKONDA VENKATA NARAYANA SARMA
narayana at HD1.VSNL.NET.IN
Thu Nov 6 02:46:57 UTC 1997
At 01:02 AM 11/6/97 +0100, you wrote:
>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' ?
>Universite' de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France
`h' is supposed to represent ziva and `s' sakti, `hsau' is perhaps the dual
form. To all bIjAksarAs the practice is to add either bindu or visarga.
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