suzmccarth wrote:
> Thanks Nicholas for all your comments.
> Yes,there are a lot of talented people creating software in India
> and I notice that there is a lot going on right now. I think some
> Indic lg. developers are trying to create a software that will
> approximate syllable level encoding.
> I do notice however that most Indic language sites refer to the
> syllable as the basic unit - often what is referred to as a letter
> or character is actually a syllable, this is the basic element.

An aksara doesn't necessarily represent a syllable; it represents any
number of consonants plus a vowel, but not CVC. All syllable-final
consonants are attached to the initial consonant of the next syllable.
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...