Talk:ॐ

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Romanization displaying incorrectly[edit]

Romanization under "Noun" showing up as "au.m" (with dot between U and M). Can this be fixed to display properly using Arial Unicode MS or whatever normal fonts most users have? 24.29.228.33 04:08, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

This is not a font/technical issue. I have reverted the entry back to how Dijan had set it up, including the transliteration. I am somewhat at a loss as to what the best transliteration should be for this, and so have left it as he had it. I have tagged it with attention for Sanskrit, and could also tag it for Hindi attention, if you feel the transliteration is incorrect. -Atelaes λάλει ἐμοί 06:21, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks; I have never seen a transliteration having a dot (period) between letters rather than under one of the letters. 24.29.228.33 07:02, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

I believe the intent there is to emphasize that this is a digraph of "au" and "m". -Atelaes λάλει ἐμοί 07:24, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

Etymology[edit]

The etymology currently states: ओ (long o) and ँ (nasal m) That would explain the sound but not quite the appearance. ओ + ँ = ओं in normal modern devanagari characters, but ऊ (long u) + ँ = ऊँ, which looks a lot closer to the om/aum symbol.

Any ideas? — hippietrail 11:42, 17 March 2009 (UTC)