[INDOLOGY] Whitney and doubling of "ch"

Harry Spier vasishtha.spier at gmail.com
Sat Oct 21 08:44:34 UTC 2023

I asked if in the Rg-veda as chanted today, it is gachati or gacchati that
is chanted and Madhav answered that in this youtube recording
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvk2JxmD7zI he  heard gacchati.  But then I
realized I'm not clear what the difference in pronounciation between a
geminate and a non-geminate is.  In other words is the difference in
pronounciation between gachati / gacchati ,  patra / pattra ,  karma /
karmma etc. just that the geminated syllable is held longer than if it was
non-geminated or is it more like gach-ati / gach-chati , pa-tra /pat-tra ,
kar-ma /karm-ma
Harry Spier

On Wed, Oct 18, 2023 at 6:16 PM Madhav Deshpande <mmdesh at umich.edu> wrote:

> In this recitation, I hear गच्छति, rather than गछति.
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvk2JxmD7zI
> Madhav M. Deshpande
> Professor Emeritus, Sanskrit and Linguistics
> University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
> Senior Fellow, Oxford Center for Hindu Studies
> Adjunct Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India
> [Residence: Campbell, California, USA]
> On Wed, Oct 18, 2023 at 1:57 PM Harry Spier via INDOLOGY <
> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>> To clarify one point. In the Rg-veda  *as its chanted today*, is whats
>> chanted gacchati or gachati.
>> Harry Spier
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