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PRONUNCIATION OF HINDOO NAMES.
In endeavouring to give the sounds of Súngskritŭ words, the author has adopted a method, which he hopes unites correctness with simplicity, and avoids much of that confusion which has been so much complained of on this subject. If the reader will only retain in his memory, that the short ŭ is to be sounded as the short o in son, or the u in Burton; the French é, as a in plate; and the ēē as in sweet; he may go through the whole work with a pronunciation so correct, that a Hindoo would understand him. At the beginning and end of a word, the inherent vowel (ů) has the soft sound of au.
Vol. I. p. lxxxvi. I. 9. for “ adorating, read“ adoring."
p. 9. 1. 7. for “ eight," read“ eighth.”
p. 256. 1. 12. for fled," read“ fled away;". Vol. II. p. 138. 1. 3. for “ Bristol Hot-wells, with all its gilt crutches,
read “ the warm waters at Bath, with all the gilt crutches.”
* In this Introduction, the author has gone over the whole of the Hindoo Pantheon,
in the body of tbe work; aud hence it forms