Re: [INDOLOGY] Saṃmatu

Nagaraj Paturi nagarajpaturi at
Thu Jul 2 23:00:05 UTC 2020


But Samvatu changing into Sammatu


But Samvatu changing into Sammati

On Fri, Jul 3, 2020, 4:27 AM Nagaraj Paturi <nagarajpaturi at> wrote:

> Halanta words changing into ajanta words during borrowing is typically a
> feature of South Indian languages. That ending vowel being u is typically a
> Telugu feature.
> Samvat is pronounced as close to Samvatu with the lat vowel being nearlly
> u in Telugu and some other south Indian languages.
> But Samvatu changing into Sammati is uncommon in educated pronunciation.
> But possible in the case of a scribe being rustic.
> Possible in a Telugu inscription or manuscript.
> On Thu, Jul 2, 2020, 6:38 PM Martin Gansten via INDOLOGY <
> indology at> wrote:
>> I just encountered the word *saṃmatu *at the end of a (Sanskrit
>> Devanagari) manuscript where I would have expected *saṃvat*. I haven't
>> seen it before and wonder if colleagues have -- perhaps it is a NIA form?
>> Best wishes,
>> Martin Gansten
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