Inscriptions and Dravidian sound changes "y" > "c" and "y" >

DEVARAKONDA VENKATA NARAYANA SARMA narayana at HD1.VSNL.NET.IN
Mon May 25 21:11:14 EDT 1998


At 07:31 PM 5/25/98 EDT, S.Palaniappa wrote:

>The hyper-corrective behavior Krishnamurti mentions can be expected from a
>person with literacy in Sanskrit and comparative/historical linguistic
>knowledge.

This is not correct. It is the illiterate person who is afraid that
he is pronouncing a word wrongly that tries to hypercorrect.

For example a street vendor selling limes
calling 'darbhakAyalu' instead of 'dabbakayalu'.

Sometimes even the learned fall into the hypercorrection trap but
more often it is the unlearned and illiterate.

regards,

sarma.



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