Language,Religion,and an information quest (or somesuch) [Mildly OT]
|From:||Thomas R. Wier <artabanos@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, November 10, 1999, 23:08|
Nik Taylor wrote:
> Barry Garcia wrote:
> > The name for the destroyer (Siba) comes from "Siva".
> I thought that deity was named Shiva?
It depends on the transcription system. If I am not mistaken,
the Sanskrit phoneme there is a retroflex fricative, which to
English speakers would probably sound like /S/. Other more
literalist transcriptions render that with a little dot.
Tom Wier <artabanos@...>
ICQ#: 4315704 AIM: Deuterotom
"Cogito ergo sum, sed credo ergo ero."
Non cuicumque datum est habere nasum.
It is not given to just anyone to have a nose.