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


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Old 07-06-2009, 02:50 AM
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In sanskrit, it is karm NOT karma.Ram NOT RamaYog not Yoga.Why do people put the extra "a"??
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where is the curry?!
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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 :
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