Non EuroEnglish, sed Indo-english

Vidyasankar Sundaresan vidya at CCO.CALTECH.EDU
Wed Sep 17 00:48:49 UTC 1997

On Tue, 16 Sep 1997, S Krishna wrote:


> 2. More importantly, in Skt, why do we find the alphabet having the "l~"
> vowel that comes after r~ i.e. the alphabet runs formally as : a A e ee
> u U r~ r~~ and then "l~" i.e. I don't think it was ever used( or am I
> wrong here?)Can anybody please tell me more about the history of this
> vowel?

It is used in the root klp, from which by come words like kalpa, kalpanA,
kalpita, etc. I don't think it is used in any other word.


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