འ in འཁོར་བ ?

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འ in འཁོར་བ ?

Post by kirtu » Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:05 pm

འ is a short a sound as in father?

But in འཁོར་བ this is pronounced kor-wa isn't it? So the འ is silent here but looking through the dictionary it doesn't seem to be the case usually that an initial འ is silent. Is there a rule for this?

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Re: འ in འཁོར་བ ?

Post by conebeckham » Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:40 pm

Ah-Chung in the prefix position (Ngonjuk) is silent. Though it may "nasalize" the ending of a preceding syllable, at times, and depending on dialect.
དམ་པའི་དོན་ནི་ཤེས་རབ་ཆེ་བ་དང་།
རྟོག་གེའི་ཡུལ་མིན་བླ་མའི་བྱིན་རླབས་དང་།
སྐལ་ལྡན་ལས་འཕྲོ་ཅན་གྱིས་རྟོགས་པ་སྟེ།
དེ་ནི་ཤེས་རབ་ལ་ནི་ལོ་རྟོག་སེལ།།


"Absolute Truth is not an object of analytical discourse or great discriminating wisdom,
It is realized through the blessing grace of the Guru and fortunate Karmic potential.
Like this, mistaken ideas of discriminating wisdom are clarified."
- (Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche, from his summary of "The Ocean of Definitive Meaning")

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