A NOTE ON SANSKRIT PRONUNCIATION
Vowels are like the pure vowels of Italian or Spanish; Q. and o are always long. The vowel y is approximated by ri, as it is often transliterated.
Most consonants are analogous to those of English, if the consonants kh^ gh^ ch^ j7^ th^ dh^ ph^ bh are considered single aspirated consonants; e.g« th as in English hothouse. The differences between Sanskrit "retroflex" t^ th^ dj dh^ n and "dental" t^ th^ d^ dh^ n are. also distinctive. Sanskrit c is like English oh. Sanskrit 6 and s are like Enlgish shy as they are both often transliterated.
We have attempted to standardize the transliteration of all Sanskrit words with appropriate diacritics and italicization except for words — e,go Krishna - which have wide currency in their Anglicized form.