--- In qalam@yahoogroups.com, "Peter T. Daniels" <grammatim@...> wrote:
> But using the conjoined forms is the equivalent of a
> virama; remember, Tamil is the odd-script-out in South Asia, the only
> one that's abandoned conjunct forms completely. (Tibetan and Javanese
> both still use a few of them, and Burmese uses them only in
> Sanskrit-origin words.)

If you look at http://www.tuninst.net/UKT/Romabama_abridged.htm ,
you'll find 42 conjuncts that are used in native words at the start of
a phonetic syllable. Look in Section 5 there, 'Conjuncts'.