Standard Alphabet of Mahl Transliteration

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The Standard Alphabet of Mahl Transliteration (SAMT) is a transliteration method that allows transliteration of Indic scripts. It is some times called The International Alphabet of Mahl Transliteration (IAMT)

The tables below give the Devanagari equivalent of each letter but include letters from Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali and Arabic to illustrate the transliteration of non-Devanagari characters.

The Standard Alphabet of Mahl Transliteration, intended for the romanization of all Indic scripts, is an extension of IAST. But few letters do not agree with its IAST equivalent.

Transliteration Comparison[edit]

Vowels[edit]

Tāna Mālē Leṭin Devanāgarī
for Mahal
SAMT Devanāgarī Other IPA
އަ a a ə
އާ aa ā ɑː
އި i i
އީ ee ī
އު u u
އޫ oo ū
އެ e e
އޭ ey ē
އޮ o o
އޯ oa ō
އައި ai ai
އައު au au

Consonants[edit]

Tāna Mālē Leṭin Devanāgarī
for Mahal
SAMT Devanāgarī Other IPA
ހަ ha ha
ށަ rha ṛa
ނަ na na
ރަ ra ra
ބަ ba ba

ḷ (lhaviyani) k (kaafu) a (alifu) v (vaavu) m (meemu) f (faafu) d (dhaalu) t (thaa) l (laamu) g (gaafu) ṇ (dnaviyani) s (seenu) ḍ (daviyani) ṭ (taviyani) ñ (nyaviyani) y (yaviyani) p (paviyani) j (javiyani) c (chaviyani) ś (sheenu) z (zaa) ḥ (h’aa – Muh’ammadhu) x (khaa – khaalidhu) ʒ (xaviyani - televixan) ‘ (‘ainu - mau’loomaathu) ġ (ghainu – ghairu) w (waavu – wah’ee) ẕ (dh’aa – usthaadh’) ţ (t’aa – t’aibaa) ẓ (z’aa – va+z’) ṡ (th’aa – kaarith’aa) q (qaafu – quru-aan) ş (s’aadhu – s’ih’h’athu) ḑ (l’aadhu – ramal’aan)

Extra letters[edit]

Tāna Mālē Leṭin Devanāgarī
for Mahal
SAMT Devanāgarī Other IPA
ޤަ qa क़ qa क़

Special characters[edit]

Tāna Mālē Leṭin Devanāgarī
for Mahal
SAMT Devanāgarī Other IPA
އަން an अं aṅ , aṃ अं

SADT Chart[edit]

See also[edit]