Non EuroEnglish, sed Indo-english

Dominik Wujastyk ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK
Wed Sep 17 13:05:24 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 words derived from the root k.lp "to be suitable, to accord
with, adapt to, etc.".

All the best,

Dominik Wujastyk               Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine
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