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Re: < Pronunciation #

BALIKE, MAHESHARAJA B. (raja@vax2.concordia.ca) wrote:
: I have one doubt then. Do you say 'Ramaayana' or 'Ramayana'?
: I think the word 'Ramaayana' is formed by adding two words as:

: Rama + ayana = Ramaayana

: So, if it were Ram + ayana, one should pronounce it as 'Ramayana'
: and not 'Ramaayana.' Please calrify this.

The way I have heard several South Asian Studies professors here at Cal
pronounce Ramayana is with a stress on the second 'a':

Hope this helps!


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