|Consonants The Devanāgarī consonant letters include an implicit 'a' sound. |
In all of the transliteration systems, that 'a' sound should be represented explicitly.
Note: Unlike ASCII-only romanizations such as ITRANS or Harvard-Kyoto, the diacritics used for IAST allow capitalization of proper names. The capital variants of letters never occurring word-initially (Ṇ Ṅ Ñ Ṝ) are only useful in Pāṇini contexts, where the convention is to typeset the IT sounds as capital letters (see Aṣṭādhyāyī).
Irregular Consonant Clusters
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Sanskrit Transliteration Guide (Source: Wikipedia)
Posted by Bill Huston at 2:33 PM