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

Because although the stem is "Yog-", etc, in the nominative singular for a-stem nouns, an "-ah" suffix is added, so karm becomes karmah, and is the form of the noun more commonly imported into English.
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I would think it is to make the word an english word... lots of words have roots from other languages... but they aren't an exact translation. Why should these words be any different?
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