THE MEANING OF GUR PRASADi
It is very interesting topic which is related to the very start concept of Gurbaani.
First of all it is very important to know the correct pronunciation of the very first
SYMBOL which is being reffered as IK ONKAAR.
If we go thru Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji carefully we do not come across any such PRONUNCIATION.Secondly nowhere Gurbaani is telling us that ONKAAR is IK or EK.As a matter of fact the word ONKAAR as such is not the word of PRIME CONCEPT of Sikh Philosophy,This may appear strange and vague to many of us but this is the real fact of Gurbaani.
We have never tried to know the right pronunciation of the very first SYMBOL as per Gurbaani which is quite different. And the Pronunciation as per GURBAANI is EKANKAAR
and this pronunciation appears in Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji quite frequently.
Prof SAHIB SINGH also admits this pronunciaion in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
Therefore we must know the meaning of EKANKAAR rather than IK or EK ONKAAR which is not the pronunciation of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji.
I may also make clear that the EKANKAAR isGramatically PLURAL and its SINGULAR is EKANKAARu..
Once we understand the meaning of the word EKANKAAR then the meaningsof the words GUR PRASADi would be more clear.
Gurfateh Parkash Singh Ji
It seems you have quite extensively studied the Gurbani Viakaran written by Prof Sahib Ji. And i can understand that it is very difficult to express the Gurbani viakaran in English diction. Your stress on the pronunciation part is also appreciated as Gurbani needs to be understood from its correct pronounciation.
However, it is very tedious to express or make a layman understand the intricacies of Gurbani Grammar, it would be more fruitful for the readers if you are able to express the difference it makes in our understanding of Gurbani, if Gurbani words are pronounced differently.
Let us take your last post on proper pronunciation of word Ik-oan-kaar/ekankaar/ikankaar. What the readers would be interested in learning is what difference it makes if we pronounce this word ik-oan-kaar or ekankar or ikankaar? and then decide for themselves as to what would be the right way to pronounce the words in Gurbani.
Similarly, this topic focuses on word Gurprasaad... so readers would like to understand the meaning of this word with right pronunciation. And it is very important that we do not deviate from the topic in hand.
So, from now onwards, i would expect from a learned person in Gurbani Grammar like yourself, to not only stress on proper pronunciation but also expound the difference it creates if we pronounce the word wrongly and also what difference it creates to our understanding of the message of The Guru.
If you would like to share your knowledge of Gurbani Grammar with SPN Sangat, we can create a dedicated section for you, where you can share your understanding on proper pronouncement of words in Gurbani Grammar and their correct meanings.