Well, hell, old Marshy always said the mantra didn't matter, so I think I'll 
meditate to "bourbon" tonight. Ora maybe "tequila" and if that works I'll make 
up some sutras like "tequila with an amrit chaser" and see can I walk through a 
On Wed, 2/26/14, Bhairitu <noozg...@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Simmons on TM - Front page of 
 To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
 Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 9:34 PM
 rhymes with "Tom" while "Rum"
       rhymes with "bum".  Also it is highly
 improvable the writer knows
       ANY Sanskrit.  :-D 
       On 02/26/2014 01:01 PM, cardemais...@yahoo.com
             In Sanskrit, vowels save the short a-sound
               are "pure". I guess another way to
               that is they are "non-reduced".
               I'm quite certain that for native speakers
 of English the
               "impurity" of the short
               a-sound in Sanskrit is easier to hear than for
 those whose
               native languages have  only pure
               vowel sounds, like e.g. Italian and Finnish.
               Be it as it may, I think the short a-sound in
               *might* be closer
               to vowel sounds
               like 'aw' in English 'raw',
 but short.
               Listening to the pronunciation of
 'rum' in Google
               translator rendered me quite shure
 fairly close
               to the Sanskrit pronunciation of
 'ram', whereas
               pronouncing that (ram)
               according to the phonetic rules of English
 might make it
               too frontal(?), like the a-sound e.g.
               in 'bat'.    

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