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Welcome to Prof Krishna's TRANSLINK Page

 
 

webpage: http://www.profkrishna.com/translink/
e-mail: nktranslink@gmail.com

CLICK wherever it says 'HERE' and it will take you to what you are looking for.
(To return to this page, click on the left arrow at the top left corner of the screen you are in.)
PRESS CONTROL-F5 to update your version of my webpage!

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CONTENTS [Click on any line to get there!]
Introduction to KrishnaDheva and beyond [Copyright with Gov. of India, and original paper]
Summary KrishnaDheva Table with the two governing rules
Singapore Launch of KrishnaDheva, 23 February 2014 [Link to slides and videos of my talk]

CHROME USERS: YOU WILL HEAR MULTIPLE SOUNDS; DON'T WORRY! CLICK ON THE LINK IMMEDIATELY BELOW, AND CLICK ON FIRST 4 || SOUND BITE MARKS TO STOP THE SOUNDS
SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE -- I HOPE TO FIX THE PROBLEM SOON!

Individual Sounds of Vowels (Link to Video on Vowels with sound guides]
Table of vowel sounds in various languages and video of vowels
Individual Sounds of Consonants - Set 1
Individual Sounds of Consonants - Set 2
Individual Sounds of Consonants - Set 3

 
11 Mar 2014

INTRODUCTION TO KRISHNA DHEVA AND BEYOND!

TRANSLINK stands for TRANSLIteration by N Krishnamurthy

It started off with my attempt to develop a simple transliteration scheme for reading, pronouncing, and writing Sanskrit sounds with English alphabets, without use of special characters as the existing transliteration schemes require.
Over the preceding years, I came up with my transliteration script "KrishnaDheva", and registered it with the Government of India, as may be viewed by clicking HERE.

Why "KrishnaDheva"?
-- Krishna for the creative and playful mind. Krishna who ploughs the mind to plant, and moves the heart to nurture the seed of thought and action.
-- Dheva for Devanagari, the Language of the Gods, Sanskrit.
(... Just happens that I am called Krishna!?)

The current logo I have for KrishnaDheva shows Krishna's flute -- the enchanting call to experience, attracting one and all, together with the symbolic 'Om' as the hum of the entire universe and the sound of all life.

The original copyrighted paper may be viewed by clicking HERE. However, I have made a few minor changes recently without disturbing the original concept and most of the contents.

I submitted the script to Sri Sri Jagadhguru of Srigneri. He graciously reviewed it and pronounced it very simple and effective, potentially useful to promote Sanskrit usage.

Although my primary aim is to help folks recite the Sanskrit songs, bhajans, slokas, manthras and vedic chants correctly, for the sake of all those who simply wish to pronounce Sanskrit and (as is slowly emerging as additional capabilities of the script) other languages for whatever purpose it is intended, I would like to retain its universal secular character, as our scriptures themselves intended.

Dear Reader, this is your webpage.
You may freely comment on the script, ask me
questions and clarifications, make suggestions for improvement and so on. In due course, if you wish, we may start a practice session to confirm pronunciation, share exercises and solutions, and so on.
Because I am still quite active professionally, you may have to be a little patient, but please do ask!

I have started including some sound clips where I can help readers learn proper Sanskrit sounds through the English language. The technique is somewhat crude, but that is all I can do by myself, and I hope it serves the purpose!

I wish to emphasise that one does not have to know Sanskrit or even be able to recognise (let alone read) the Devanagari script to be able to recite Sanskrit correctly through KrishnaDheva.

So, get started, and get going!

Prof Krishna (or Krishnamurthy Mama if you wish!)

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10 Mar 2014

The KRISHNADHEVA SCRIPT : Only TWO rules!
Scheme
CLICK HERE FOR PDF VERSION OF THE KRISHNADHEVA SCRIPT TO DOWNLOAD & PRINT

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25 Mar 2014

INDIVIDUAL SOUNDS OF VOWELS
I am now experimenting with embedding sounds into the webpage to avoid going out to a new screen to listen to the sounds and then coming back. So all you need to do now is to click on the triangle in the second column of the vowel sound you wish to hear, and it will play the sound. Seems to work fine with Internet Explorer but Chrome is giving me some trouble. A couple of sounds start off without clicking; you would have to click the || mark to stop it. Annoying of course -- I apologise, but I will fix it as soon as I can.

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Click
Pronounce as in But NOT as in
Remarks

A or a

a in arrive angle, able  

A' or a'

a in all   ' means long vowel [The tick ' has 2 other meanings]

I or i

i in ink idle  

I' or i'

ee in sweet    
U or u u in put under, cut  
U' or u' oo in cool your  
R+ or r+ wr in wrinkle rib, rub

+ means special sound. Sound between ri and ru

R+' or r+' [long wr]    
L+ or l+ le in wrinkle   Sound between li and lu
L+' or l+' [Long le]    
E or e e in end east Not in Sanskrit
E' or e' a in ate    
AI or ai i in idle aisle  
O or o o in one order, oats Not in Sanskrit
O' or o' o in old    
AU or au ou in sound haul  
AM or am um in sum ham May sound as im, um, om depending on previous
AHA or aha aha in haha   May be ihi, uhu, ehe, or oho, depending on previous

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  NDIVIDUAL SOUNDS OF VOWELS
Vowels
Click HERE to listen to all the vowel sounds in sequence.

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INDIVIDUAL SOUNDS OF CONSONANTS, SET 1
The sounds are played through Widows Media Player (WMP) which most people have on their computers. Click in the topmost row(Click for Sound) on any column, and a sound screen will pop up, for the WMP. [Or a link will appear at bottom left of screen which you click to got to WMP.] On the WMP, click on the triangle at the bottom left, and it will play the vowel sound twice, with a brief explanatory note in a few cases. To get back to this screen, click on the x at top right of the sound screen.

Click for Sound k k' g g' ng+ ch ch' j j' ny+
As in king khan gun - - chin - jump   -
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INDIVIDUAL SOUNDS OF CONSONANTS, SET 2
The sounds are played through Widows Media Player (WMP) which most people have on their computers. Click in the topmost row(Click for Sound) on any column, and a sound screen will pop up, for the WMP. [Or a link will appear at bottom left of screen which you click to got to WMP.] On the WMP, click on the triangle at the bottom left, and it will play the vowel sound twice, with a brief explanatory note in a few cases. To get back to this screen, click on the x at top right of the sound screen.

Click for Sound t t' d d' n' th th' dh dh' n n+
As in tin - do - - thin - (this)   now  
Conso-Set2

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INDIVIDUAL SOUNDS OF CONSONANTS, SET 3
The sounds are played through Widows Media Player (WMP) which most people have on their computers. Click in the topmost row(Click for Sound) on any column, and a sound screen will pop up, for the WMP. [Or a link will appear at bottom left of screen which you click to got to WMP.] On the WMP, click on the triangle at the bottom left, and it will play the vowel sound twice, with a brief explanatory note in a few cases. To get back to this screen, click on the x at top right of the sound screen.

Click for Sound p p' b b' m y r r' l l' v s' sh s h zh
As in pen - ball - mat yes red - lad - vase   shed sand hat  
Conso-Set3

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