|Author:||তন্ময় ভট (guest, 126.96.36.199)|
|Date:||April 7, 2006 at 8:43:11 AM|
|Reply to:||Re: Sweta by ADT|
shveta is cognate with and means white. shvetA is the feminine form.
The -v- is the standard transliteration, but the sound is unaspirated labio-dental, IPA [ʃʋe:t̪α:], more like w. The sound changes depending on the modern Indian language being referred to, thus in Bengali, the -v- disappears in this context.
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