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Sanskrit English Dictionary


from: Online Sanskrit Dictionary , February 12, 2003 . http://sanskritdocuments.org/dict/dictall.pdf  090907

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The highly rhotic vowel {iR.} ऋ  - yRi1-041b3-2.htm
Can we represent this vowel as {yRi.} ?

There are two Skt vowels that are of interest: ऋ (rhotic) and ऌ (lateral). Though ऋ (rhotic) is found in abundance, lateral vowel ऌ (lateral) is rarely found in Classical Sanskrit. However, we find many laterals in Pal-Myan and Bur-Myan. This fact has led me to suggest that Vedic (aka Vedic Sanskrit) is not an IE (Indo-European) but a Tib-Bur (Tibeto-Burman) language. -- I am waiting for comments from my peers. UKT110320, 120101.

UKT notes :


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Typical Sanskrit vowel - the rhotic vowel

> {iR.} ऋ ṛ - > {iR} ॠ ṝ  [also similar to > {éR}] - repha (Sankrit-rhotic) sounds are not present in Burmese.

The most important point to remember is that ऋ is a vowel - a vowel-letter to be exact. Skt ऋ is sometimes referred to as vocalic R. See R-coloured-vowel or repha in my notes. As a personal note I must add that I've come to the conjecture that:  the Buddha himself had used a Tib-Bur pronunciation because his audience had been Tib-Bur speakers who spoke with a non-rhotic thibilant accent similar to the present day mainland Burmese-Myanmar. - UKT 100525.


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UKT notes


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