The Grantha script is one of the earliest Southern script to emerge from the Brahmi script. It further evolved to the Malayalam script. It also greatly influenced the. The Grantha script (Tamil: கிரந்த எழுத்து, translit. Kiranta eḻuttu; Malayalam: ഗ്രന്ഥലിപി; Sanskrit: ग्रन्थलिपिः, translit. grantha lipi) is an . The Grantha script was designed for writing sacred texts in the Sanskrit language . The script is thought to be based on the stone-age cave inscriptions from the.
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Direct link to this page: The Grantha script was designed for writing sacred texts in the Sanskrit language. The script is thought to be based on the stone-age cave inscriptions from the Alphaber dynasty, and to have gone through three stages of development; Early, Middle and Modern.
The only examples of Early or Middle Grantha are from odd words interspersed with Tamil in inscriptions. The earliest inscription written entirely in Grantha has been dated granfhaand is written in the most modern form of the script.
Granthha Grantha was written in the state of Tamil Nadu in two distinct hands; a Brahmanical square variety used in Tanjore province, and a Jain round variety used around Arcot and Chennai. It preserves some of the older letter forms which were later modified in Eastern varieties of the script.
It is also used in many religious almanacs to print traditional formulaic summaries of the coming year. There was a akphabet variety of the script called Tamil Grantha which was used in the 5th and 6th centuries for writing both Tamil and Sanskrit. Grantha is an abugida, written from left to right.
There are also 3 subsidiary consonant letters used for writing consonant clusters containing y or r. Other consonant clusters were written using conjuncts; the preference was to stack these vertically rather than align them linearly. The symbols anusvara and visarga were used as in a number of South Asian scripts for representing nasalization and voiceless breath respectively. A particular feature of the Grantha numeral system was their system of writing fractions.
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