འ in འཁོར་བ ?

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འ in འཁོར་བ ?

Postby 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 ?

Postby 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.
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