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HISTORY, LITERATURE, AND MYTHOLOGY

OF

THE HINDOOS:

INCLUDING

A MINUTE DESCRIPTION OF

MEIR MANNERS AND CUSTOMS,

AND

TRANSLATIONS FROM THEIR PRINCIPAL WORKS.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOL. III.

BY WILLIAM WARD,

OF SERAMPORE.

THE THIRD EDITION,
CAREFULLY ABRIDGED AND GREATLY IMPROVED.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR BLACK, KINGSBURY, PARBURY, AND ALLEN,
BOOKSELLERS TO THE HON. EAST-INDIA COMPANY,

LEADENHALL-STREET.

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PRONUNCIATION OF HINDOO NAMES.

In endeavouring to give the sounds of Sởngskrită words, the author has adopted a method, which he hopes unites correctness with simplicity, and avoids much of that confusion which has been so much complained of on this subject. If the reader will only retain in his memory, that the short ŭ is to be sounded as the short o in son, or the u in Burton; the French é, as a in plate, and the ēē as in sweet, he may go through the work with a pronunciation so correct, that a Hindoo would understand him. At the beginning and end of a word, the inherent (ů) has the soft sound of au. The greatest difficulty arises in giving the sound of s, the kůyŭ-phủla ; and although the English y has been used for this symbol, in the middle of a word the sound is most like that of the soft e.

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