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Re: [Pali] .m or "m

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  • Piya Tan
    I have a simple, somewhat unorthodox, way of remembering the nasals: I prefer m with superior dot (against the grain of wisdom of the scholars), since it is
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 18, 2005
      I have a simple, somewhat unorthodox, way of remembering the nasals:

      I prefer m with superior dot (against the grain of wisdom of the scholars), since it
      is cognate with the nasal n with a superior dot.

      The inferior dot as we know generally applies to the cerebrals.

      Anyway no one will be shot or bombed or fatwaed against if one chooses either
      convention. Reminds me of how Lilliput and Brobdingnag went to war over which end of
      the egg to crack to eat it! It's good Buddhists are tolerant of differences.

      Sukhi

      Piya

      Sukhi

      Piya

      Gunnar G?llmo wrote:

      >  --- Bhikkhu Pesala <pesala@...> skrev:
      >
      > > BTW: Any reason why some Pali scholars prefer 'm dot
      > > over instead of .m dot
      > > under? I was under the impression that the PTS
      > > standardized on .mot under
      > > some years ago. Is that correct?
      >
      > Perhaps simply because a dot under other letters - n,
      > d, and t - has another function. A dot *over* another
      > letter appears only in the case of n, and although
      > officially "n is pronounced as an ng sound, while "m
      > marks the nazalization of the previous vowel, in
      > practice the result is often identical.
      >
      > Gunnar
      >
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