Possible sound sequences in Sanskrit

Vidhyanath Rao vidynath at MATH.OHIO-STATE.EDU
Thu Nov 6 16:11:50 UTC 1997

I wrote:
>[...] But mm and mv seem not to occur as they (always? usually?)

This is, of course, not quite true. mm can occur across a pada
boundary in manuscripts and indian editions, especially in mantras
that follow praati"saakhyas closely. Changing the first m to
anusvaara is presumably a practice that came into being to help
the reader find the pada boundaries more reliably and not the
only ``correct'' spelling.

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