Pali in Different Alphabets
In Sri Lanka, Pali texts have been recorded in Sinhala script, Burmese script in Myanmar and Khmer script for Cambodia, Thai script for Thailand, Brahmi, Kharosthi and Devanagari scripts for India. Later, when western scholars began to learn about Buddhism, they started to use Roman characters to write Pali language.
Pali Alphabetical Order
Pali alphabetical order is - a ā i ī u ū e o (U+1E43) k kh g gh (U+1E45) c ch j jh ñ (U+1E6D) (U+1E6D)h (U+1E0D) (U+1E0D)h (U+1E47) t th d dh n p ph b bh m y r l (U+1E37) v s h (U+1E37)h.
Phonology of Pali
For vowels, there are two types- long and short vowels. In open syllables the long and short vowels are always contrastive. For closed syllables, all vowels are always short. The consonants are both in labiodental and bilabial.
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