Tibetan Paluta

Naena Guru via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Sat Apr 29 14:21:20 CDT 2017

Just about the name paluta:
In Sanskrit, the length of vowels are measured in maaþra (a cognate of 
the word 'meter'). It is the spoken length of a short vowel. In Latin it 
is termed mora. Usually, you have only single and double length vowels. 
A paluþa length is like when you call out somebody from a distance. 
Pluta is a careless use of spelling. Virama and Halanta are two other 
terms loosely used.

Anyway, Unicode is only about DISPLAYING a script: There's a shape here; 
Let's find how to get it by assembling other shapes or by creating a 
code point for it. What is short, long or longer in speech is no concern 
for Unicode.

On 4/27/2017 1:57 PM, Srinidhi A via Unicode wrote:
> The annotation of 0F85 ྅ TIBETAN MARK PALUTA says it is used for 
> avagraha. However it seems this character denotes pluta instead of 
> avagraha. Pluta is used for indicating elongation of vowel.
> Similar character with identical glyph is encoded in Soyombo( 11A9D ) 
> with name as pluta. These characters are likely derive from digit ३ as 
> ३ is used in Devanagari for indicating pluta.
> Figure 2 of L2/16-016 shows the usage of  TIBETAN MARK PALUTA for Pluta.
> What is the correct spelling in Tibetan language Paluta or Pluta?
> Can Tibetan scholars clarify the usage of above character?
> If 0F85 is used for Pluta ,are there any distinct characters denoting 
> avagraha in Tibetan script.
> Srinidhi A

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