The pronunciation of the Sanskrit names and
terms has been provided for this site by J. Prabhakara Sastry. Dr.
Sastry is a
traditionally trained Indian pandit, as well as a professor emeritus of
Sanskrit... and the extremely kind Sanskrit teacher of the editor
of this website.
For ease of pronunciation while reciting, the new English translation
adds an accent mark to longer Sanskrit terms, to indicate the syllable
that should be stressed. Longer compound words have been
up with hyphens (in accordance with the rules of Sanskrit grammar, or sandhi).
For ease of recitation, rather than use the Sanskrit
(accent marks) that are standard in scholarly works, this translation
follows the Clay
Sanskrit Library (CSL) conventions. To read more about the
conventions used in hyphenating and accenting of the translation of the
English, you may read the Clay
Sanskrit Library's guide to 'Punctuation
of English.' (pdf)