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36 Letters of Old Persian Syllabary

Old Persian syllabary:
 
a i u ka ka xa ga gu ca
ja ji da di du ta tu Θa ça
na nu pa fa ba ma mi mu ya
ra ri la va vi sa ša za ha
 
 
Alternative 1: 
a i u                                    cf. Sanskrit  
ka ku xa ga gu ca ja ji          kavarga - cavarga
da di du ta tu Θa ça na nu    Tavarga - tavarga
pa fa ba ma mi mu               pavarga
ya ra ri la va vi                     yavarga
sa ša za ha                         zavarga
 
If we remove the i and u syllables the list is reduced to reveal more clearly the underlying pattern of the 7 vargas:
 
Alternative 2: 
a i u                                   cf. Sanskrit  
ka xa ga gu ca ja                kavarga - cavarga
da ta tu Θa ça na               Tavarga - tavarga
pa fa ba ma                        pavarga
ya ra la va                          yavarga
sa ša za ha                        zavarga
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