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Subject: Re: Sweta
Author: তন্ময় ভট   (guest, 128.128.169.66)
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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