laghuprayatnatara लघुप्रयत्नतर

Definition: requiring still less effort for utterance than that required for the usual utterance; the term is used in connection with the utterance of the consonant य् which is substituted for Visarga following upon long अा and followed by any vowel. In such cases य् is not pronounced at all according to Śākalya, while it is somewhat audibly pronounced according to Śākațāyana; cf. व्योर्लघुप्रयत्नतरः शाकटायनस्य P. VIII. 3.18.

Dictionary: Abhyankar
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