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No. Double "ss" is "s" as in sign. The Pali word vipassanā: vi pas anaa. The accent is in the first sylable. The "vi" as in victor. the "a" as in hut. the final "ā" as in law.rishi wrote:Hello,
Does anybody know off hand if a double s (ss) is pronounced a certain way in Pali?
E.g., in the word vipassana, does the double get an "sh" sound?
At best a double "s" -- ss -- is going to be an "s" sound with a slightly accented, if that.cooran wrote:Hello rishi,
This might be of assistance:
A Guide to the Pronunciation of Pali
Double consonants must be clearly articulated as two sounds, not merged into one, as is the tendency in European languages. When there is a double consonant it may help to imagine a hyphen between the two letters and pronounce accordingly. Therefore sut-taü, not sutaü (or såtaü); bhik-khu, not bhikhu (or bhãkhu) etc.
http://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/R ... f-Pali.htm