A Small Query: Scientific Transcription of Sanskrit

Christophe Vielle vielle at ORI.UCL.AC.BE
Tue Jan 11 22:40:22 UTC 2005

 It is the Tenth Congress of Orientalists in 1894.
See J. Burgess, "The Transliteration of Oriental Alphabets" in Actes du
Dixième Congrès International des Orientalistes, session de Genève, 1894,
second part, Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1897, pp. 25-42.

>Dear List Members,
>Does anyone of you know when exactly and where the present transcription of
>Sanskrit was introduced - to be uniformly used by indologists all over?
>That with macrons over vovels, dots under to mark retroflexes, acute over s
>to make it denote palatal sibilant, small circle under sonantal l and r.
>Etc. I kind of remember that it was done at some International Congress -
>in Paris?
>Your help will be greatly appreciated.
>Artur Karp
>University of Warsaw
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Dr. Christophe Vielle
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