Meaning of 't'

The sixteenth consonant, and the first of the fourth or dental class; sounded as T in tube, tulip, tune, or more softly still. ta, as well as ta, and their aspirates tha & tha, must be acquired by the ear. The English T represents with exactitude neither ta nor ta, being medial betwixt the softness of the dental and the sharpness or hardness of the palatal. Further, T has with English speakers many shades of softness and hardness, and the English ear is heavy or full of kind allowance. Not so interchanged are ta & ta by the Native tongue; and not so indiscriminating or accommodating is the Native ear. To distinguish these letters accurately is all-important. The above notice, substituting for ta, da, for ta, da, for the aspirates tha & tha, the aspirates dha & dha, and for T, D, applies, word for word, to the letter da. It may be profitable to observe here that the universal apprehension, by Native students of English, of the sound of the English letters T & D as exactly that respectively of their own ta & da, and the practice, all but universal, by the teachers of English (whether of this country or of England) of either teaching or admitting this representation of T & D unto the exclusion, absolutely and altogether, of ta & da--are unwarranted by the case, and fraught with detriment to Native scholarship. As T & D are incorrectly and most offensively conveyed in vocal expression by ta & da, and as Th (as in think, thing), and as standing for Dh (as in thus, that), would be quite insufferably rendered by tha & dha, whilst by ta & da they are re-uttered, although more softly and sweetly, yet, to no English ear, objectionably (e. g. compare, as competing equivalents for tune, tulip, dupe, due tyuna, tyulipa, dyupa, dyu & tyuna, tyulipa, dyupa, dyu, and, as equivalents for think, thus, compare thinka, thasa & thinka, thasa), it is suggested that, as representatives of T & D, ta & da be disallowed and discarded, and ta & da (with the approximating tha for Th) be employed and taught--and this universally.

Meaning of त

The sixteenth consonant, and the first of the fourth or dental class; sounded as T in tube, tulip, tune, or more softly still. , as well as , and their aspirates & , must be acquired by the ear. The English T represents with exactitude neither nor , being medial betwixt the softness of the dental and the sharpness or hardness of the palatal. Further, T has with English speakers many shades of softness and hardness, and the English ear is heavy or full of kind allowance. Not so interchanged are & by the Native tongue; and not so indiscriminating or accommodating is the Native ear. To distinguish these letters accurately is all-important. The above notice, substituting for त, द, for ट, ड, for the aspirates & , the aspirates & , and for T, D, applies, word for word, to the letter . It may be profitable to observe here that the universal apprehension, by Native students of English, of the sound of the English letters T & D as exactly that respectively of their own & , and the practice, all but universal, by the teachers of English (whether of this country or of England) of either teaching or admitting this representation of T & D unto the exclusion, absolutely and altogether, of & --are unwarranted by the case, and fraught with detriment to Native scholarship. As T & D are incorrectly and most offensively conveyed in vocal expression by & , and as Th (as in think, thing), and as standing for Dh (as in thus, that), would be quite insufferably rendered by & , whilst by & they are re-uttered, although more softly and sweetly, yet, to no English ear, objectionably (e. g. compare, as competing equivalents for tune, tulip, dupe, due ट्यून, ट्यूलिप, ड्यूप, ड्यू & त्यून, त्यूलिप, द्यूप, द्यू, and, as equivalents for think, thus, compare ठिंक, ठस & थिंक, थस), it is suggested that, as representatives of T & D, & be disallowed and discarded, and & (with the approximating for Th) be employed and taught--and this universally.


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