Pronunciation of word final "a" in sanskrit

N. Ganesan naga_ganesan at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed May 26 18:02:21 UTC 1999

What is pronounced as "rAm" from a Hindi text is written identically
in a Sanskrit text though it is read as "rAma" in Sanskrit.
This general rule is true, say, for the case of "kannaD" while
reading in Hindi  whereas it is "kannaDa" in Sanskrit
as fas as Nagari writing goes.

Does this explain why word-final "a"s are cut out in

N. Ganesan

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