Dear list members,

In the chanting of the taittiriya samhita anusvara is pronounced as the so called gumkara before sibilants, r and visarga.  A kind of "gum" or "gu" sound.

I couldn't find any mention of the gumkara pronounciation of anusvara before sibilants and snd visarga in the taittiriya pratisakhya.  My search was somewhat superficial. I looked at Whitneys english translation using the index entries for anusvara.

Can any list member confirm that the taittiriya pratisakhya doesn't have any mention of pronouncing anusvara as "gum" beforre sibilants, r and visarga. 

If that is the case what does that mean? Does that mean the gumkara pronounciation of anusvara in the taittiriya samhita is a post vedic innovation?? And if so how late an innovation would it be?

Harry Spier