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except O, and as examples of words witn final O are not generally found in the Dravidian languages, that tendency of shortening final vowels is a common characteristic of both.

Skt. Avest. Tel.
Se'na' Haena (Symbol missingTelugu characters)(se'na)
Pita' Pita (Symbol missingTelugu characters) (pita)
Na'ri' Nairios (Symbol missingTelugu characters)(na'ri)
Dasya Dahyu (Symbol missingTelugu characters)(dasyuvu)

The final 'o' of the nom. sing corresponding to the final 's' of words in Sanskrit is found in the Avesta itself to change into (Symbol missingTelugu characters)(ao) and au. It will be found that this final o of the nom. sing, is found in the Sauraseni Prakrit also and occurs as u in the Apabhramsa, Modern Marathi and Sindhi, Old western Hindi and Old Panjabi. The final o is changed in Kanarese into (Symbol missingKannada characters) (a u) with an intervening (Symbol missingKannada characters) (v) making (Symbol missingKannada characters) (avu). Old Telugu shows this (Symbol missingTelugu characters) (avu) which