[INDOLOGY] Pronunciation of jñ
hspier.muktabodha at gmail.com
Mon Jan 15 21:01:40 UTC 2018
Dear list members,
I've been asked about the pronounciation of the conjunct jñ .
"jña: the pronounciation of this varies wid is that it is a palatalisation
so to speak en bloc of an original gn, In some places, for instance, it is
like gya, in others dnya. . . . The point about jñ is that it is a palatal
isation so to speak en bloc of an original gn.. . . . Perhaps the most
approprate of the modern pronunciations to adopt is therefore gnya which
(by adding y to gn) thus crudely represent a palatalisation."
1) Is jña ever pronounced in India as jnya and if so where?
2) where in India are the different pronounciations Coulson lists (gya,
dnya, gnya) located?
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