Pronounciation

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Pronounciation

Post by NeonPhoenixNeko » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:31 pm

Simple question; hkw does one pronounce Vairocana in Sanskrit?

I am hearing VAY (as in vapor) RO-KA (as in cart) NA

VA (as in mall) I (as in eel) RO-CHA (as in challenge) NA

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Re: Pronounciation

Post by Grigoris » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:43 pm

The V is soft, half way between a v and a w.

The ai is pronounced as in aisle.

The o is short, as in spot.

Ch as in chase, church, choose, etc...

The na is more flat, or short, like a nu
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Re: Pronounciation

Post by Jainarayan » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:21 pm

In addition to what Grigoris said, the stress is on the ro... vy-RO-chuh-nuh. Sanskrit is generally, but not always, stressed on the 2nd to last syllable... PrajApati, YogAnanda, VivekAnanda, etc.
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