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CONQUEST OF INDIA
BY REVEREND S. B. MUNGER, MISSIONARY AT AHMEDNUGGER.
Written for the Massachusetts Sabbath School Society, and
revised by the Committee of Publication,
Depository, No. 13 Cornhill.
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1845,
BY CHRISTOPHER C. DEAN, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts,
The orthography of Hindu words used in these pages, is that which is employed by the leading English Journals of India. The subjoined key to this orthography may be found useful.
a has the sound of u in but, shut,--and the final a in American. á " " " " a " star, far,- " " " syllable in Isaiah. e " " " " a " hay, say. i " " " "e" the first syllable of decrease ;-when fol.
lowed by an aspirate, or nasal, in the same syllable, it has the
sound of i in bit, fiat. i has the sound of e in me, or ee in see. o " " " "0" stone, home,-always long. u " " " "00“ good, fool. ai " " " " ai " aisle. au“ " " " ou " out, ow in owl.
All the consonants are sounded by means of the inherent short vowel a, as given above. When a word ends with a single consonant, this short vowel is usually silent. The words Vedas, and Puranas, are pronounced as if written Veds and Puráns. But this vowel is sounded in Krishna, Shiva, Yama, and in all words ending with v, y, and a double consonant.