[INDOLOGY] help with signs in devanagari text
mmdesh at umich.edu
Wed Dec 4 17:53:26 UTC 2019
These signs represent *jihvāmūlīya *and *upadhmānīya*, which are
sandhi variants of the common *visarga*, before *k, kh* and *p, ph*
In some Vedic manuscripts, these two have different signs, but the signs as
you see in this text are generally called *ardhavisarga*, referring to
their half-circle shapes.
Madhav M. Deshpande
Professor Emeritus, Sanskrit and Linguistics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Senior Fellow, Oxford Center for Hindu Studies
[Residence: Campbell, California, USA]
On Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 9:43 AM François Patte via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
> In an Adyar library edition of Saṃgītaratnākara, I found this sign (see
> attached document).
> I would like to know:
> 1- what is this sign?
> 2- what is its unicode code?
> 3- how to read it?
> Thank you for helping.
> François Patte
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