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Subject: Re: Wriddhiman, anyone?
Author: তন্ময় ভ   (guest, 66.167.129.136)
Date: February 15, 2010 at 4:21:28 PM
Reply to: Re: Wriddhiman, anyone? by তন্ময় ভ
I was at a Bengali gathering just now, and most people there thought that the wr is an attempt to represent the sonorant R. The common explanation was that the current Bengali pronunciation of R sounds close to the British wr in writ etc., and hence the usage.

So, you were rght to start with: it is the Germanic wr after all.

Apologies for two followups to my own post.

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