Some ja comparative forms: Dev. , Gur. , Guj. .

ja.

Jammu.

Jammu

Jammu, without the final vowel marked.

jammu khāss ~ Jammu ‘proper’, thus Jammu City, with nagari form jammu khāś for comparison.

Jammu vić in nagari script and Dogri.

ḍak jam[m]u ~ Jammu post. In the green and the red at the top. The -u is here rendered with the final stroke (not the 6) as a kind of nagari-inspired diacritic.

Jammus with long-u diacritics. The 43 is probably the Dogri date for 1886. Third line katik ~ “ćatak” upside down. The dot signifies the m-nasalization.

Jammu in other 2-element renditions. The second is the Jambū ~ Jamvū form found on the early rendition of the Jammu circle.

Jasmergarh and Jasroţa. These are post offices east of Jammu. The month shown on the first scan is katik, several weeks earlier than the December date also in evidence.


Jeţh ~ जेठ ~ جيتھہ . The second month of the Hindu solar calendar answering to mid-May to mid-June. Such others in the literature include jetha, jyeshtha, jyaistha, etc. But not chet, which in the literature will stand for ćait, the twelfth month.

19 jeţh ~ 30 May.

jeţh.

jeţh 17 ~ May 28.

1942 māh jeţha.

māh jeţha 4 1939 ~ 16 May 1882 in receiving notation. A receiving cds said 14 May.

jeţha 25 1947 ~ June 5 1880.


-ji ~ honorific following names.

Wazirabad. The ja-element serves here for the zi. More formally it will be under-dotted for that function.

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