I am sorry for maybe so basic question, but I do not have alive teacher to consult.
My question is if this
र reads as "ra", then this
रा, reads as "rā", and if this
म reads as "ma", then this one
राम reads as "rāma", right? NOT as "ram"? I believe that "ram" would be written as
ॐ राम रामाय स्वाहा reads as "Om rāma rāmaya svāhā", NOT like "Om ram ramaya svaha", right?