Orthographic conventions (Re: New discovery in Tamil Nadu

Harry Falk falk at ZEDAT.FU-BERLIN.DE
Sun Jun 28 14:27:47 UTC 2009

The spelling va-yra presupposes a Brahmi aksara yra which is unattested
anywhere in the periods concerned and extremely unlikely anywhere in early
Prakrit "orthography", be it a Northern or Southern one. Stefan was most
likely right when he expected a simple misprint for va-yi-ra.
H. Falk

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