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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 Website: <> "Cogito ergo sum, sed credo ergo ero." Non cuicumque datum est habere nasum. It is not given to just anyone to have a nose. -- Martial ======================================