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A note on diacritics.

Common words have been incorporated in this article without any diacritic markings, such as Kushan, Kathmandu, Pasupati, yaksha, etc. Less common words have incorporated diacritics.

The diacritics used in this article are those adopted as data entry conventions for the Nepal Bhasha Dictionary Project. They are intuitive, and follow simple rules. An asterisk (*) after a letter is equivalent to a dot under the letter in standard diacritic usage; a (^) after a letter is equivalent to a dot above. A (-) after a vowel lengthens the vowel. A (~) after a letter is quivalent to a (~) above.

For those familiar with the ITRANS conventions, the following table may be of some help. The conventions followed in the article are shown, when different from ITRANS, in red after the ITRANS convention:

For the ITRANS package, please see the ITRANS Package page by Avinash Chopde: The chart below was adapted from this page, with thanks

a aa or A: a- i ii or I:i- u uu or U: u-
R^i: r* R^I: r*- L^i: l* L^I: l*-
e ai o au aM: am* aH: ah*

k kh g gh N^: n^
ch chh j jh JN: n~
T:t* Th: t*h D: d* Dh: d*h N: n*
t th d dh n
p ph b bh m
y r l v
sh:s' shh: s* s h
L x (or ksh):ks* GY: jn~ shr:s'r

The following are not applicable to this article but are included for those interested in ITRANS.

Consonants with a nukta (dot) under them (mainly for Urdu devanagari):


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