Draft transliteration scheme on the Web

Bh.Krishnamurti bhk at HD1.VSNL.NET.IN
Mon Jun 8 17:04:17 UTC 1998

Dear Colleagues:
One point about the transliteration. Proto-Dravidian has a retroflex
fricative/frictionless continuant (Firth describes that it is somewhat like
the  Mideast American English r phonetically) which is retained in Tamil and
Malayalam. Emeneau and Burrow have transcribed it a r with <two subdots>. A
number of dravidian scholars now use a z <subdot>, because then it matches
with the other retroflexes which are transliterated with a <subdot>. This
symbol is not used for any other phoneme in Dravidian. Please consider it.
Regards, Bh.K.

At 11:24 06/06/98 -0400, you wrote:
>Dear Colleagues
>A preliminary draft of an ISO Committee Draft for Indic transliteration
>(CD15919) is now at:
>   http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/stone_catend/trdcd1a.htm
>Your comments are welcome.
>With apologies to those who receive more than one copy of this posting.
>Tony Stone
>Dr Anthony P. Stone, Project Leader, ISO/TC46/SC2/WG12 Transliteration of
>Indic scripts.   Email: stone_catendompuserve.com             Thinking
>aloud on transliteration:
>   http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/stone_catend/translit.htm
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