nāsikāsthāna नासिकास्थान

Definition: a place in the nose where a nasal letter such as ङ्, ञ्, ण्, न् or म् and anusvara get a tinge of nasalization while passing through it. The yama letters e.g the nasal क्, ख्,ग्, घ् get nasalization in the utterance of the words पलिक्किनः, चख्ख्नतुः, अग्ग्निः, घ्घ्नन्ति; cf. यमो नाम वर्णः प्रातिशाख्ये प्रसिद्धः S.K. on P. VIII. 2. 1. cf. also यमानुस्वारनासिक्यानां नासिके V. Pr. I. 74, R. T. 12.


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