By William Safire
The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist discusses modern figures of speech, from witty tales approximately expressions equivalent to "kiss and tell" and "stab within the back" to the evolution of "read my lips."
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S and ^ are combined in the character representing^ "5f , Z and"^" . k. 2,1. iii. s s CONJUNCT CHARACTERS 47 Reading examples''" a. rp£: ^ T ^ ^TT§- OPFFQ" ^ n cFF>fc 3>f& fl^T I ^ £ SRRF^oR ^ w£ W&fr ^ ^£TT 3Tl£ ^ c T JFF^FEW ^T^T: ^^flT ^ H ^ R iv. cT ^ofa ^ J : ^Tft^PT 3$R*T TTft^ -qrPSETc^T cT or following a. * -Ike TOT -Us b. TO TO c h TO TO TO -lge -lpe -lpho -Ibe -lbhe -lme L TO -lse Vedic -Ihe -Ihe oT following another character. T or 3 r T Jle pie -<|lo ble $ bhle ^ his Most of these characters may be written either by method i.
Illustrate that of 'external' sandhi. 3 . Classification of Conjunct Characters. The conjunct characters are arranged in this work in classes according to the combination of consonants which occurs when the conjunct character is realised in reading. The conjunct characters, when arranged in this way, fall into four classes. Class 1. Two similar characters joined. Class 2 . Two vorgiiys characters joined. Class 3 . Characters joined with sntshsths characters in various combinations: i. Characters joined with ii.
N SANSKRIT 26 SECTION 3. Modifiers The two modifiers, known as ^ T * J iPfl I T : (onusvarsh) and "fcf^'^f"; (visorgsh), are signs which may be added to a character to indicate a modification in the realisation of the character. They are placed in the syllabary after the vowel characters, and, as they cannot be written alone, they are written-with the character ^ . They may, however, be written with any character. anusvareh, ^"•|T ITT io 5 : 1 This modifier is written as a dot above the character of which it modifies the realisation, thus: *• i I orrj arr) #> kQirj kairj T 3 irrj iirrj urrj % # kirrj kiirrj f kurrj orrj uurrj em eyrrj kuurrj kerrj koyrrj avrrj % % # korrj kevrrj Calligraphy The Qnusvareh is generally added to the character after the vowel sign has been written and before the headstroke is written to complete the character.
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