Re: Use of "aunkarr" and "siaree" in Gurbanee that do not seem to be pronounced.
Thursday, 6/17/1999 9:59 AM MDT
Here are additional insights into the original question:
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.
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.