[INDOLOGY] Antw: Re: Grammatical question
vasishtha.spier at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 17:38:08 UTC 2020
On Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 4:44 AM Raik Strunz via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
> . . . And *samskr̥ta*-, afaik, would be an outrageous violation of
> articulatory norms and practice in the higher registers of Vedic Sanskrit
> as well as Epic-Classical Sanskrit.
About 20 years ago I wanted to check to check how vedic priests of the
taittiriya sakha pronounced classical sanskrit. I wanted to check this
because in their chanting of the taittiriya-samhita, anusvara in certain
places is pronounced as a kind of "gum" sound. To do this I collected
examples of taittiriya priests chanting the bhagavad-gita. What I found
was that in the south (Kerala and Tamil Nadu) taittiriya priests when
chanting the bhagavad-gita pronounced anusvara as the class nasal before
consonents, but before s ś ṣ y h anusvara was pronounced as "m". This
agrees with what Chatterji said about pronunciation of anusvara in the
I also checked the pronunciation of anusvara by taittiriya priests from
Maharashtra when chanting the bhagavad-gita and there, and the
pronounciation of anusvara befroe s ś ṣ y h was similar to what Dominik
Haas recommended. I.e. pronouncing an "m" without closing the lips.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the INDOLOGY