< Pronunciation >
I don't know if this is the right forum for my question but here it
is. This morning my room mate and I were watching TV when an english
song which was playing had the name 'nirvana'.
My friend started laughing and said that it was 'nirvan' and not
'nirvana'. I asked him about 'Rama', Krishna, Shiva, Ravana and
moksha. He said that it was Ram, Krishn, Shiv Ravan and Moksh
respectively. I'm confused and tried telling him that may be out in
the north (where he hails), it may be pronounced that way, but in
the south it's different.
My question is : What is the right pronunciation ? And how are these
words prononunced in Samkskrit ?
Will any knowledgeable netter please help ?