long .L

Jacob Baltuch jacob.baltuch at EURONET.BE
Thu Sep 18 17:53:41 UTC 1997

>I've always thought that long vocalit .L was necessary in the Sanskrit
>alphabet in order to be able to construct sentences saying that it does
>not exist.

Hmm. This would apply equally well to any letter Sanskrit didn't have.
There's got to be a better way to say this. At least there's got to be
a reason why it was necessary to construct sentences saying that long
syllabic L didn't exist but not that, say, short E or O didn't exist.

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