Subject: RAMA /RAM
From: email@example.com (Madhukara S Chidambara)
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 1994 04:12:43 GMT
Organization: Purdue University
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In sanskrit the word RAM is the 'Dhatu'.
other swaras get added to this 'Dhatu' to make it meaningul.
'Dhatu' itself has no meaning.
For instance: Vibhakti Pratyaya for the dhatu RAM is
refered to as 'AKARANTHA (meaning ending with an 'a') PULLINA
RAMA SHABDHAHA....... etc.
RAMA is the correct spelling for Sanskrit.
RAM is the correct spelling for Hindi and many other languages.
RAMA written in Devanagari script is read as RAM in Hindi and
as RAMA in sanskrit.