Talk:Ritu (Indian season)

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Move from ruthu to ritu[edit]

It is not spelled Ruthu but unless you're Indian, you probably don't know how to pronounce the sound. It is sort of like the th in smith. ^-^ I know because my name is Ritu and I happened to pass by this page, so don't you dare say I'm wrong!! 67.170.255.29

For the record, from what I understand, North Indians say ritu while South Indians and Maharashtrians say rutu. The difference between ri- and ru- is due to variant realizations of a Sanskrit letter (ऋ), originally pronounced as a syllabic trill. The t sound here is (in most of India) an unaspirated voiceless dental plosive. (The t that English speakers usually use is aspirated and normally alveolar.) As far as I know, there are only two commonly used transliterations of this word in Roman letters: ṛtu and ritu. The first is a bit rarified and scholarly, so I'll move this article back to ritu where it belongs!

margashiirSha should be Maargashirsha and pouSha should be Pausha[edit]

I think so they should be changed, but not sure whats the right way in English —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 64.38.136.226 (talk) 18:45, August 22, 2007 (UTC)

=Change the title. It's a Hindu word, it's not limited to India (is it?) -_-.

Please expand[edit]

Please expand this article. Useful material may be found in the article's "Further reading" section. --Yumegusa (talk) 20:10, 3 January 2010 (UTC)