Sanskrit Spelling

pam payilly at WANADOO.FR
Tue Feb 29 13:31:53 UTC 2000

In the "Bengali Language Handbook" by P.S.Ray, M.A. Hai and L. Ray (Center
for Applied Linguistics, 1966) you will find on pages 17-19 a number of
sanskrit spellings as used for the teaching of Bengali
(for instance "hm"=hoymophola). The general system, however, is not
P.A. Meyer
>De : Stephen Hodge <s.hodge at PADMACHOLING.FREESERVE.CO.UK>
>Objet : Sanskrit Spelling
>Date : Dim 27 fév 2000 17:47

>I womder if anybody knows about Sanskrit "spelling".  What I mean is,
>how would Sanskrit words traditionally be spelt out aloud.  Perhaps
>such exists but it is never mentioned in any of the standard Western
>grammars of Sanskrit.   Some subscribers may know of the Tibetan
>method where each element is spelt out and pronounced cumulatively.  I
>am wondering if this was a native Tibetan innovation or had Indian
>Best wishes,
>Stephen Hodge

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