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Some spelling lessons in Hindi: हिन्दी or हिंदी?

My answer to: Why is the name of the Hindi language sometimes written as हिन्दी and sometimes as हिंदी? (To vote and comment on Quora, visit the link here.) Sanskrit and traditional Hindi: 25 of the Sanskrit/Hindi consonants are divided into five groups of five consonants each, depending on the location where the sound comes […]

Spelling “Ram” and “Arjun” as “Rama” and “Arjuna”: Why?

My answer to: Why are all the Hindu mythological characters such as Ram, Raavan, Laxman, Arjun written as Rama, Ravana and so on in English books? (To vote and comment on Quora, visit the link here.) Most Indo-Aryan languages have something called the schwa deletion in their phonetics. The schwa deletion consists of not pronouncing […]