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Telangana’s radiologist gets copyright for three speech sounds

Published: 2nd Dec 2021 12:54 am

Adilabad: People often find the actual pronunciation of certain syllables in Indian languages confusing since it varies from the English language. One struggles to come up with the exact pronunciation of consonants द, त, श, in names of persons and places in English.

Dr Raju Ramekar, an Adilabad-based radiologist, has been awarded a patent for his work to ensure the correct pronunciation of consonants द, त, श, when written in English. He proposed a horizontal line below the letters ‘D’ and the horizontal line above T, N, S to ensure the exact sound of the consonants. He received a certificate of copyright from the Union registrar of copyright on Wednesday.

“I designed the horizontal line below and above certain constants of Hindi, Marathi and Telugu to give exact pronunciation when they are used in writing names of persons, places and in the English language. Identity of a place or person is maintained and protected in English as it is pronounced in Indian languages,” Raju told ‘Telangana Today.’

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Maharashtra Minister lauds

The radiologist said he received a call from Maharashtra Language Minister Subhash Desai for finding a way to ensure the exact sound of consonants in English. “The Minister appreciated my efforts and requested me to suggest methods to type the consonants in the keyboards of computers and laptops. He assured that a bill would be introduced to implement the application of horizontal lines in the Legislative Assembly soon,” he stated.

Raju recalled that he had called on Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nithin Gadkari and Forest Minister Allola Indrakaran Reddy to use the horizontal lines while writing names of persons and places in English recently.
On July 29, Dr Raju achieved rare copyright from Union government for designing a horizontal line below the letter “L” while transliterating the sound of the constant ळ in Sanskrit and Hindi languages.


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