Letter A

Letter A.

1.This  is the first  of the vowels.

2. The development of this vowel is below

3. A seems to  be a very interesting Vowel in our script. By it self this sinhala vowel ‾a pronounced Ah, may mean Arrived, Came ,Reached. Sinhala A pronounced Ah is  an expression implying surprise, Anger,Joy, Recollection, etc . Ab means cloud, Aba means wife, ä means She or Her. [ Dictionary of Sinhala Epigraphical Words].

Many gold inscribed plates were found at Abeyagiri Vihare at Anuradhapura. The latter A on these is shown below.

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