In the transliteration for the last letter in the Retroflex line, you show it as "Da". I agree with the capital "D" because most commentators use that to indicate a Retroflex letter, but you transcribe the full character as "Da", without the aspirated "h, as in "Dha". Surely this is incorrect, and "Dha" is the correct transliteration. Conversely in the next line of Dentals, you transcribe the third character as "dha", whereas most commentators trascribe it as "da" since it is not aspirated. Sorry to be so pedantic, and my query is not in any way a critism of your excellent course. I would appreciate your comments. Regards Tony
The last Retroflex - Da or Dha ?
July 18, 2012
March 21, 2013
nahi pata dost.
October 7, 2013
Hi Anthony C, Thank you so much for pointing them out. I went back and review Devanagari Script. There are so many mistakes. You are correct. I totally agree with you. There are 8 consonants that are incorrect transliteration. ट ठ ड ढ ण T-group Retroflex: Ṭa Ṭha Ḍa Ḍha Ṇa त थ द ध न t-group Dental: ta tha da dha na The following are from the lession under writing 8 mistakes: ट ta as dental. The correct transliteration is Ta(ṭa) retroflex. ठ Ta. The correct transliteration is Tha(aspirated) ड da. The correct transliteration is Da-retroflex. ढ Da. The correct transliteration is Dha - (aspirated) त tha. The correct transliteration is ta (unaspirated) थ Tha. The correct transliteration tha - dental not retroflex द dha. The correct transliteration is d (unaspirated) ध Dha. The correct transliteration is dha-dental not retroflex Because of these incorrect transliteration, you will see many mistakes throughout the program. I hope this helps. John