I am rather in need of help and have failed to find it after a search of the documentation. So if anyone has time to offer some advice I’d be really grateful.
I’m studying the following from : A Guide to the Parsing of Pali .
“ An open syllable is one in which the syllable ends in a vowel (it is light in weight). A closed syllable ends in either a consonant or a niggahīta (ṁ) (it is heavy in weight [bolded below]). …
a syllable followed by another vowel or by a single consonant is open and divided after the vowel, e.g. mā-tā-pi-tu-u-paṭ-ṭhā-naṁ, vi-ha-ra-ti
a syllable followed by a double consonant is closed and divided after the first consonant, e.g. añ-ña-ta-rā, sā-vat-thi-yaṁ
niggahīta (ṁ) is always joined to the previous vowel and the syllable is closed, e.g. taṁ, e-vaṁ, su-taṁ
sarabhatti vowels (written here in superscript a i u) are elided, e.g. ariya > ar-ya, viriyaṁ > vir-yaṁ, sac-chi-kir,sup>iyā > sac-chi-kir-yā.”
and trying to apply its principles to the underlining in the SC legacy texts, eg
I imagined that if I could do this, I would be able to get a handle onto how to stress spoken prose in the suttas, but I am failing to even begin.
- Is this a completely misguided experiment, or should I persist? How?
- Is there a better way I go about finding a way to read this sutta aloud (ie not chant it)?
- Does someone remember what considerations were applied when the underlining was originally applied to the Legacy texts?
- Why was the underlining not carried over into the current SC?