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 wall. -------------------------------------------- On Wed, 2/26/14, Bhairitu <noozg...@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Simmons on TM - Front page of Yahoo.com To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 9:34 PM "Ram" 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 wrote: In Sanskrit, vowels save the short a-sound are "pure". I guess another way to express 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 Sanskrit *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 it's 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'.