Introduction the the Devanagari Script: For Students of by H. M. Lambert

By H. M. Lambert

A heritage and comparative glance and the Devanagari (or nagari) script. This publication in pointed out in numerous Sanskrit textbooks for these attracted to additional analyzing into the Sanskri/nagari alphabet.

Makes an enticing skim for these attracted to Sanskrit. most likely even more curiosity to these with a spotlight on comparative linguistics.

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Illustrated later . Formative particles, such as *lf~cl 1 ^«-("! The calligraphy of such combined characters is , -anti, and , -ante, are usually written by this method and not with the anusvarah. g. H*T(T or -m , in ^T*T > sam-, and words beginning N sannata, and TTHf^" sammati. c. When the anusvarah is written with a character preceding a character of the antahstha or the uusman group, the realisation of it varies according to the position of articulation of the character which follows it, and also with the custom of speakers in different parts of India.

Emission of breath' 1 guruh u kaveh e gunayh 1 bhanoh 0 gavh u CHARACTERS OF T H E SYLLABARY Reading examples ofi: 7J-CTT: 1 3* W ^ffT:. ^P ^T* ^mtf^rTTi : ^ife ^gfr 31 TO^t ^rerr^ ^rw-. ^fcTtsf^oR: % ffi w : o t > w t n cP^fsTT: ^rffcr^tfrrW^cr^^T^ i U. The Complete Syllabary The complete syllabary, arranged in the traditional order, is given on the following page. 6 These two tables together show the order in which the characters are placed as initial characters of words in dictionaries. Characters with the onusvaroh are, however, placed before characters without the onusvarah but followed by another consonant character.

R The following characters occur in this series, some occurring only in external sandhi. *r 3 FJ -Jks *r TO s- 1. 3. P8 stho sno -sphe ¥7 spo -sm© TO? TO sph© For transcription, see p . 5 k . 2 . Vairagyasatakam, v . 6 2 . These characters may be written with either or &f . sm© CONJUNCT CHARACTERS b. , or following The f o l l o w i n g c h a r a c t e r s only in e x t e r n a l Js another character. t r 9 v 9 words beginning with In are h. c^T TFT W M ksi^o -ksm o -stvo -tstho HTO TP? 7 ^ stryo -tsmyo -rsty© -rtsnye kso T^T from 3 £f} • TTO Calligraphy: series a conjunct c h a r a c t e r .

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