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Australia 07-06-2009 02:50 AM

Why do people put an extra "a" after the words imported from India? for example: Yog- Yoga, Karm- Karma etc
 
In sanskrit, it is karm NOT karma.Ram NOT RamaYog not Yoga.Why do people put the extra "a"??

culture 07-06-2009 02:50 AM

Why do people put an extra "a" after the words imported from India? for example: Yog- Yoga, Karm- Karma etc
 
where is the curry?!

culture 07-06-2009 02:50 AM

Why do people put an extra "a" after the words imported from India? for example: Yog- Yoga, Karm- Karma etc
 
You are forgetting the : , this nasal is after every noun, be it Yog, Karm or Ram. In Hindi, the : is not used so much and thus we get the impression that the west adds an 'a' to show off.Strictly speaking, they should be Yogah, Karmah, Ramah to preserve the actual sound of :

Amenda 07-06-2009 02:50 AM

Why do people put an extra "a" after the words imported from India? for example: Yog- Yoga, Karm- Karma etc
 
americans, or whoever like to put the extra flare around our words. makes spelling hard.

Ideal 07-06-2009 02:50 AM

Why do people put an extra "a" after the words imported from India? for example: Yog- Yoga, Karm- Karma etc
 
its easier to pronounce that way for non-Indians.


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