Confusion over the spelling of chants usually arises when the chant is in another language – like Sanskrit, Arabic, Latin, Urdu, etc. The way such chants are written in English varies from region to region. Follow your local custom or write a spelling that you feel is right. You may follow the shortly spelled word for the purpose of reducing your typing time for each chant. However, see to it the meaning and the sound of the chant remain the same.