Reply To: Post on “Tipitaka English” Convention Adopted by Early European Scholars – Part 1


I think I see the difference: there is an extra mark at the end to indicate plurality, the mark that looks like the letter “C” reversed; and written in English, I believe this is represented as the dash above the letter a: ā.

If this is the case, then does it apply to nouns ending in vowels other than a, such as:

1 bikkhu –> many bhikkhū
1 bikkhuni –> many bhikkhunī

Back to the word “dhamma”. Is it true to say that:

“dhamma” as in what one bears is always plural: dhammā
“dhamma” as in buddha dhamma is singular: dhamma

Thank you