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Grammatical Sūtra: अ अ इति a a iti
Individual Word Components: a a iti
Sūtra with anuvṛtti words: a a iti pūrvatra (8.2.1), asiddham (8.2.1), saṁhitāyām (8.2.108)
Type of Rule: vidhi
Preceding adhikāra rule:8.3.64 (1sthādiṣv abhyāsena ca abhyāsasya)


The ((a)) which was. considered to be open (((vivṛta))) the preceding operations of this Grammar, is now made contracted (((saAvṛta)))|| Source: Aṣṭādhyāyī 2.0

The vowel phoneme short a (which was treated as an open or vi-vr̥-tá vowel) is replaced [in continuous utterance 2.1.8] by phoneme short a (which is in fact a close = saṁ-vr̥-tá vowel). Source: From Aṣṭādhyāyī of Pāṇini In Roman Transliteration translated by Sumitra M. Katre, Copyright © 1987. Courtesy of the University of Texas Press.

An open (vivṛta) a is now classed as closed (saṃvṛta) Source: Courtesy of Dr. Rama Nath Sharma ©

Source:Srisa Chandra Vasu's Aṣṭādhyāyī of Pāṇini


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