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A Phonemic Interpretation of Visarga

Allan Harrison Fry
Language
Vol. 17, No. 3 (Jul. - Sep., 1941), pp. 194-200
DOI: 10.2307/409200
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/409200
Page Count: 7
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A Phonemic Interpretation of Visarga
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Abstract

The existence of visarga as a phonetic reality has been both accepted and denied. Evidence in the Prātiśākhyas points to the phonetic existence of several spirants written ḫ These spirants, jihvāmūlīya and upadhmānīya, are shown to be allophones of visarga, which in turn is interpreted as a subclass of the s phoneme.

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