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The script used to write Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, and a few more Indo-Aryan languages.

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Why is Devanagari currently used for Sanskrit?

Sanskrit was originally an oral language. It began to be written in the Brahmi script and then over time, most of the Brahmi-derived scripts, Gupta, Siddham, Nagari, Devanagari, Purvi Nagari etc. were ...
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what does devanagari "RTSNY" (a conjunct consonent) look like? and what frequently used words (if any) does it occur in?

I was researching different writing systems when I came across a fact about Devanagari. the conjunct consonants of the script are fascinating yet confusing; evidently some of them may combine up to 5 ...
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What commonly used words, if any, does devanagari "म्क्ब्श" (mkbsha) actually occur in?

I was researching different writing systems when I came across a fact about Devanagari. the conjunct consonants of the script are fascinating yet confusing; evidently some of them may combine up to 5 ...
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IAST transliteration of ड़ and ढ़ of Devanagari

What are the IAST symbols for ड़ as in लड़का, पहाड़, जड़ etc ढ़ as in पढ़ाई, बाढ़, पीढ़ी etc I have glanced through the Wikipedia page for IAST but couldn't find desired content. However IPA ...
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Transcription of Devanagari script

Indian languages have many similar sounds and Devanagari & IAST scripts uniquely distinguish these For Example (not comprehensive) — IAST (Devanagari) t (त) and ṭ (ट) th (थ) and ṭh (ठ) d (द) and ...
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What is the frequency of Devanagari signs in Sanskrit?

I've been searching everywhere to find the frequency of Devanagari's signs (including the sign in a conjunct) in a typical Sanskrit text. I found the frequency of Devanagari conjuncts here and there ...
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Are Devanagari letters R and S related?

Devanagari letter र (R, more precisely ra in IAST or ISO 15919) and letter स (S, sa) are somewhat similar. The similarity is more apparent when comparing rā with sa: What is the history and nature of ...
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why the number of phonemes for speaking and alphabet for writing (वर्णों की कुल संख्या) in 'Sanskrit' language is fixed and specific?

In the given below sentences the word, 'sound' means any sound wave. I am not asking/talking about the meaning of that sound. That sound can be meaningless too. **I am curious about, why can't it ...
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How to transliterate Devanagari into Brahmi (mainly, diacritics)

I have been messing around with converting a large Devanagari Sanskrit text to Brahmi using a simple mapping function. There is also this table showing how most of the characters map. I found one that ...
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Mapping between Uchen, Devanagari and Lantsa help

I learned basic Tibetan alphabet prior to visiting Tibet, just to realize I know only some of the characters used in practice (because of a lot of Sanskrit transcriptions that go beyond basic Tibetan)....
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Soft consonants in Devanagari [closed]

Can someone tell me what are the soft consonants in Devanagari? This link gives me a list of the devanagari soft consonants. However, is this the complete list? I find in other sources another list. ...
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Can someone assist translating a handwritten note I found? Possible Devanagari script [closed]

EDITED: I found a handwritten note that was folded. I don't know where it came from. It was located in a trash can in my home. I live in rural United States. No one in my house claims to know where ...
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Devanagari digit variants

There are alternative glyphs for Devanagari numerals ५ (5), ८ (8) and ९ (9)[1], that look like cursive "y", ८ with upper horizontal bar, and mirrored "3", respectively.[2] These are sometimes called ...
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Spelling Correction on Romanized Devanagari texts

Has anything been done in this regard? I am looking for research that has been conducted for spell checking of Romanized Devanagari text. I suppose well researched English spell checking algorithms ...
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