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Namah Shivaya, A quick question on the word Anma
« on: January 30, 2013, 12:39:25 AM »
Namah Shivaya,

A quick question. I see the term Anma or attuma used in place of Atma in some of the Tamil translation text. Is this just local dialect, or the way Atma is pronounced, I am assuming Anma/attuma is just Atma in tamil.

Namah Shivaya.
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Re: Namah Shivaya, A quick question on the word Anma
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2013, 09:30:41 AM »
Dear ammaskartik,

In Tamizh, as per Tamizh gramma the letter 't' or 'th' should always follow 'ta', 'ti'' ''tu', or  tha' or 'thi' or 'thu'. Hence the word Atma in Sanskrit should be written only as Athuma or Attuma.  This is in classical Tamizh. In later writings this rule has been ignored. Sri
Bhagavan has written only as Atma or Athma. Or one can use the letter 'n' instead of 't'. For example, if you see the collected works
of Sri Bhagavan in Tamizh, one can see the title 'Ekanma Panchakam'  for the five verses composition, instead of Ekatma Panchakam.
Atma Vicharam can also be written as Anma Vicharam.

Arunachala Siva. 
   

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Re: Namah Shivaya, A quick question on the word Anma
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2013, 05:16:00 AM »
Namah shivaya,

Thanks for the reply. So when n replaces t, it is spelt Anma, is it also pronounced Anma? Like in the Tamil ribhu gitai mp3 downloads from the ashram site, Chandra murali says Anma throughout for the word atma, is it the same reason. N replaces t, and it is written and pronounced Anma? Your answer is very much appreciated.

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Re: Namah Shivaya, A quick question on the word Anma
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2013, 09:21:39 AM »
Dear ammaskartik,

Yes. It is also pronounced as Anama.
Bhakti is written as Batthi, since the same rule applies for 'k' also which should be followed only with ka, ki, ku, etc., Instead
Tamizhians in classical literature usually wrote it as Bhatthi. See Arunagiri Nathar's songs, in Tiruppugazh.

Arunachala Siva.