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By F. Max Muller
Bankruptcy I. THE ALPHABET. § I. SANSKRIT is correctly written with the Devanragari alphabet; however the Bengali, Grantha, Telugu, and different glossy Indian alphabets are regularly hired for writing Sanskrit of their respective provinces. Note-Devanagar( capability the Nagar( of the gods, or, very likely, of the Br~hmBJl9. A extra eurrent variety of writing, utilized by Hindus in 1111 universal transaclions the place Hindi is the language hired, is named easily Nagart. Why the alphabet must have been referred to as lI'dgart, is unknown. If derived from nagara, eity, it will probably suggest the o.rt of writing as first practised in towns. (PaJ]. IV. 2, 128.) No authority has but been adduced from any historic writer for the employment of the notice Devan/igart. within the Lalita-vis/ora (a lifetime of Buddha, translated from Sanskrit into chinese language seventy six A. D.), the place an inventory of alphabets is given, the DevanQgart isn't really pointed out, except or not it's meant by way of the Deva alphabet. (See heritage of old Sanskrit Literature, p. 518.) A
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TAB LEO F CON TEN T S; web page; bankruptcy I-THE ALPHABET; The DcvlLllagari letters 2; § r The Devanagari alphabet three; 2 path of Sanskrit alphabet four; three how you can write the letters four; four Sounds represented by way of the Devallagari; alphabet four; five variety of letters five; 6 The letter!i five; ~ Jihv/lmOHya aud U padhmaniya five; eight symptoms of nasals and their replacement; five; nine the 3 nasal semivowels 6; 10: Consonants with no corresponding; nasals 6; I I Auusvara ahead of $, sit down, eight, h 6 * I 2 Names ofletters 7; thirteen Vowel indicators, preliminary, medial, aud; ultimate 7; 14 Consonants via vowels 7; IS: Virama 7; sixteen blend of consonants 7; 17; The signal fOI' r eight; 18 The Virama used as a stop-gap eight; 19: The indicators for a pause eight; 20 The Avagraha record of compound; consonants eight; 2 I Numerical figures nine; 2"' principles of pronunciation 10; bankruptcy n-RULES OF SA~DHI; § 2 three' item and use of Sandhi eleven; 24 contrast among exterior; and inner Sandhi eleven; 25, Cla
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a Sanskrit Grammar for Beginners by F. Max Muller