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Grantha alphabet for Sanskrit


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Grantha alphabet

The Grantha alphabet is a descendent of the Brahmi alphabet and started to emerge
during the 5th century AD. Most of the alphabets of southern India evolved from
Grantha, and it also influenced the Sinhala and Thai alphabets.
The Grantha alphabet has traditional been used by Tamil speakers to write Sanskrit and
is still used in traditional vedic schools (patasalas)
Notable features

Each letters represents a consonant with an inherent vowel (a). Other vowels
were indicated using a diacritics or separate letters.
Letters are grouped according to the way they are pronounced.

Grantha vowels

Grantha vowel diacritics (with ka)

Grantha consonants

Grantha numerals

Sample text

Sarvē mānavāḥ svatantratāḥ samutpannāḥ vartantē api ca, gauravadr̥śā adhikāradr̥śā ca
samānāḥ ēva vartantē. Ētē sarvē cētanā-tarka-śaktibhyāṁ susampannāḥ santi. Api ca,
sarvē´pi bandhutva-bhāvanayā parasparaṁ vyavaharantu.

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Grantha alphabet for Sanskrit

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Information about the Grantha Scriptவைலவாச :கிர த

Grantha Script Tutorials

Grantha fonts and software for writing Grantha
Other alphabets used to write Sanskrit
Brāhmi, Devanāgari, Grantha, Kharoṣṭhi, Śāradā, Siddham, Thai, Tibetan
Other syllabic alphabets
Ahom, Balinese, Batak, Bengali, Brahmi, Buhid, Burmese, Cham, Dehong Dai/Tai Le,
Devanagari, Dhives Akuru, Ethiopic, Evēla Akuru, Gondi, Grantha, Gujarati, Gupta,
Gurmukhi (Punjabi), Hanuno'o, Hmong, Javanese, Kannada, Kayah Li, Kharosthi,
Khmer, Lao, Lepcha, Limbu, Lontara/Makasar, Malayalam, Manpuri, Modi, Oriya, Pallava,
Phags-pa, Ranjana, Redjang, Shan, Sharda, Siddham, Sindhi, Sinhala, Sorang
Sompeng, Sourashtra, Soyombo, Sundanese, Syloti Nagri, Tagalog, Tagbanwa, Tamil,
Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tocharian, Varang Kshiti

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