Ta (Indic)

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Ta
Devanagari Bengali Gurmukhi Gujarati Oriya
Ta Ta Ta
Tamil Telugu Kannada Malayalam Sinhala
Thai Lao Tibetan Burmese Khmer
Baybayin Hanunoo Buhid Tagbanwa Lontara
Balinese Sundanese Limbu Tai Le New Tai Lue
Limbu 'Ta'
Lepcha Saurashtra Rejang Javanese Cham
Tai Tham Tai Viet Kayah Li Phags-pa Siddhaṃ
- -   Siddhaṃ 'Ta'
Mahajani Khojki Khudabadi Syloti Meitei
𑅛 𑈐 𑈑 𑋂 𑋃
Modi Tirhuta Kaithi Sora Grantha
𑘕 𑒖 𑂔 𑃠 𑌜
Chakma Sharada Takri Kharoshthi Brahmi
𑄎 𑆘 𑚙 𐨗 Brahmi 'Ta'
Phonemic representation: /t/
IAST transliteration: ta
ISCII code point: BA (186)

Ta is the sixteenth consonant of Indic abugidas. In modern Indic scripts, ja is derived from the Brahmi letter ng after having gone through the Gupta letter Gupta allahabad t.svg.

Aryabhata used Devanagari letters for numbers, very similar to the Greek numerals, even after the invention of Indian numerals.The values of the different forms of त are:[1]

  • [t̪ə] = 8 (८)
  • ति [t̪ɪ] = 800 (८००)
  • तु [t̪ʊ] = 80,000 (८० ०००)
  • तृ [t̪ri] = 8,000,000 (८० ०० ०००)
  • ते [t̪e] = 8×1010 (८०१०)
  • तै [t̪ɛː] = 8×1012 (८०१२)
  • तो [t̪oː] = 8×1014 (८०१४)
  • तौ [t̪ɔː] = 8×1016 (८०१६)


References[edit]

  1. ^ Ifrah, Georges (2000). The Universal History of Numbers. From Prehistory to the Invention of the Computer. New York: John Wiley & Sons. pp. 447–450. ISBN 0-471-39340-1.