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1227. la. This and the preceding suffix

ल la. This and the preceding suffix are really but two forms of the same. In some words they exchange with one another, and ल la is usually, but not always, the later form in use.

a. Examples are: bahulá abundantmadhulá (later madhura) and madhūla sweetbhīmala fearfuljīvalá livelyaçlīlá (and açrīráwretched; with āvācāla talkative (late); with iphenila foamy (late: phéna); with uvātula and vātūla windy (late: vā́ta); and mātula maternal uncle is a somewhat irregular formation from mātṛ́ mother.

b. In the later language are found a few adjectives in lu, always preceded by ā; examples are: kṛpālu and dayālu compassionateīrṣyālu jealousuṣṇālu heatedçayālu andsvapnālu sleepylajjālu modestlālālu droolingçraddhālu trustingkrodhālu passionate. One or two such derivatives having a primary aspect were noticed at 1192 b.