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Summary of Question:Re: Use of "aunkarr" and "siaree" in Gurbanee that do not seem to be pronounced.
Date Posted:Thursday, 6/17/1999 9:59 AM MDT
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Sat Sri Akal.

Onkar and Siharee on the last character of a word in Gurbani are most extensive to explain - but are necessary if one needs to write Gurbani and Sardar Serjinder Singh Ji has done an excellent job of it.

However for understanding Gurbani, a simple explanation may be helpful.

Onkar and Siharee on the last character of a word (unless it is 'h') are usually for reason of grammer and word meaning, rather than pronounciation. Although there are some exceptions.

Examples

ST (pronounced Sut) (noun) = Juice or Essence
ST with Siharee on T (pronounced Sut) (Adj.) = Virtue
ST with Siharee on T (pronounced Sut) (Noun) = Truth

BhJ (pronounced Bhaj) = Run
BhJ with Onkar = (also pronounced Bhaj) = Pray

The important point to remember while reading Gurbani, is the context in which the words are used. Once we understand the context, then the meaning becomes clear.

Humbly

Jasjit


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