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Subject: Re: A whole whack of pro. questions
Author: তন্ময় ভট   (guest, 69.3.76.62)
Date: June 30, 2005 at 7:49:06 AM
Reply to: A whole whack of pro. questions by Schezar
a as in English cut, A as in cAr, o as in home, i as in hit, I as in heat, t as pronounced in French, d as in English then, v is English b spoken by touching the upper teeth to the lower lips instead of touching the two lips (somewhat like a w). It has less aspiration than the English v (the English v is like Indian v + h).

(g) Jyotika: jyotikA
(g) Kaveri: kAverI
(g) Kavindra: never heard it as a feminine name. As a male name, it is kavIndra

nalini is usually female and pronounced nalinI in Hindi.

These names are of Sanskrit origin, and appear in a number of Indian languages. The pronounciation changes depending on the language. Thus, in Bengali, the a is pronounced like an o, v as b, and I as i.

Many of the modern Indian languages do not display word stress as a feature.

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