The use of retroflex approximant ḻ in Ja iminiya Sama Veda in Kerala

Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan palaniappa at AOL.COM
Sun Jul 31 16:20:35 UTC 2011

In Tamil and Malayalam some words with original ḷ are hypercorrected and pronounced with ḻ. 

Examples include the following

Ta. Āḷvār>Āḻvār (See
Ta. kēḷvi > kēḻvi (See Comparative Dravidian Phonology by Kamil Zvelebil, 1970, p. 141)
Ma. *āḷcca > āḻcca (DEDR 5157)

Given that Jaiminīya Sāma Vedic pronunciation by Malayalam-speaking Nambudiri brahmins has iḻā, I wonder if the Sanskritists would consider that to be a case of hypercorrection for original iḷā. 

Thanks in advance.




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