Re: Tibetan Paluta

From: Naena Guru via Unicode <>
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:51:20 +0530

Just about the name paluta:
In Sanskrit, the length of vowels are measured in maaþra (a cognate of
the word 'meter'). It is the spoken length of a short vowel. In Latin it
is termed mora. Usually, you have only single and double length vowels.
A paluþa length is like when you call out somebody from a distance.
Pluta is a careless use of spelling. Virama and Halanta are two other
terms loosely used.

Anyway, Unicode is only about DISPLAYING a script: There's a shape here;
Let's find how to get it by assembling other shapes or by creating a
code point for it. What is short, long or longer in speech is no concern
for Unicode.

On 4/27/2017 1:57 PM, Srinidhi A via Unicode wrote:
> The annotation of 0F85 ྅ TIBETAN MARK PALUTA says it is used for
> avagraha. However it seems this character denotes pluta instead of
> avagraha. Pluta is used for indicating elongation of vowel.
> Similar character with identical glyph is encoded in Soyombo( 11A9D )
> with name as pluta. These characters are likely derive from digit ३ as
> ३ is used in Devanagari for indicating pluta.
> Figure 2 of L2/16-016 shows the usage of TIBETAN MARK PALUTA for Pluta.
> What is the correct spelling in Tibetan language Paluta or Pluta?
> Can Tibetan scholars clarify the usage of above character?
> If 0F85 is used for Pluta ,are there any distinct characters denoting
> avagraha in Tibetan script.
> Srinidhi A
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