Help with transliteration of zatapathabrAhmaNa

Arlo Griffiths a.griffiths at THEOL.RUG.NL
Wed Nov 3 22:49:48 UTC 2004

I do not know which edition you are using, but it doesn't seem to be 
the standard one by Weber:

Weber, Albrecht
1855    The Ç in the Maadhyandina-Çaakhaa. Berlin & 
London [reprint Varanasi 1964, no doubt several other reprints too].

The curved strokes have to be your edition's rendering of this text's 
accent marks. Transliterating the  ; correctly, 
especially its accentuation system, is difficult, so be warned.

        An introduction:

O. Böhtlingk, Sanskrit Chresthomathie, notes to his selection from the 
(p. 395f. of the 3rd ed. by Garbe, Leipzig 1909).

        Gory details (besides references in Böhtlingk):

George Cardona, The bhaa.sika accentuation system, Studien zur 
Indologie und Iranistik 18 [1993], 1--40.

Karl Hoffmann, Aufsätze zur Indoiranistik I, p. 132

Willem Caland, introduction to his edition of the Kaa.nva recension 
[Reprint Delhi 1983], chapter III, §1 p. 30f.

Arlo Griffiths

On Nov 03, 2004, at 01:56, McComas Taylor wrote:

> Dear friends
> Allow me to parade my ignorance once more!  I would like to 
> transliterate a section of the zatapathabrAhmaNa ( in 
> which PrajApati creates the world by uttering the three syllable bhUH, 
> bhuvaH and svaH. The quote begins bhUriti vai prajApatiH.
> I have two questions:
> 1. There is a curved stroke like a compressed roman u under the 
> letters r, v and j.
> 2. The anusvAra in this text has a cipher underneath it that I do not 
> recognise - it looks like arabic numerals 99 joined at foot by 
> horizontal stroke.
> What is the significance of these two marks? Do I need to reflect them 
> in the transliteration?
> I have never encountered the zatapathabrAhmaNa before. Please don't 
> think too harshly of me!
> With thanks in advance
> McComas

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