'gh' in Afghanistan

Thomas Paikeday t.paikeday at SYMPATICO.CA
Sun Sep 30 17:23:06 UTC 2001

If I may offer a conjecture in its purest form, since Persian is allied
to Sanskrit, the "gh" could be a transliteration of the fourth letter in
the first row of the Devanagari grid (k, kh, g, gh, ng), hence a velar
aspirate, i.e., if I recall Grade 5 correctly. Monier-Williams
illustrates this sound with "loghut," but does that do justice to the
syllable boundary? Any Persian scholars among us?

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