A Sanskrit Grammar: Including Both the Classical Language, and the Older Dialects, of Veda and Brahmana

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Breitkopf and Härtel, 1913 - Sanskrit language - 551 pages

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Page 555 - Laser Print natural white, a 60 # book weight acid-free archival paper which meets the requirements of ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 (permanence of paper) Preservation photocopying and binding by Acme Bookbinding Charlestown, Massachusetts CD 1995 The borrower must return this item on or before the last date stamped below.
Page xiv - Panini' s rules (which contain not a little that seems problematical, or even sometimes perverse) ; to determine what and how much genuine usage he had everywhere as foundation, and what traces may be left in the literature of usages possessing an inherently authorized character, though uuratified...
Page vi - ... to include also in the presentation the forms and constructions of the older language, as exhibited in the Veda and Brahmana"; "to treat the language throughout as an accented one"; "to cast all statements, classifications, and so on, into a form consistent with the teachings of linguistic science." " While the treatment of the facts of the language has thus been made a historical one, within the limits of the language itself, I have not ventured to make it comparative, by bringing in the analogous...
Page 16 - The lingual mutes are said to be uttered with the tip of the tongue turned up and drawn back into the dome of the palate, somewhat as the English (or rather American) smooth r, eg in very is pronounced. In practice European Sanskritists make no attempt to distinguish them from the dentals : t is pronounced like t, d like d, and so on.
Page 218 - Subjunctive and optative run closely parallel with one another in the oldest language in their use in independent clauses, and are hardly distinguishable in dependent." In § 575 : "The difference between imperative and subjunctive and optative, in their fundamental and most characteristic uses, is one of degree. . . . There is, in fact, nothing in the earliest employment of these modes to prove that they might not all be specialised uses of forms originally equivalent — having, for instance,...
Page 203 - Greek, and not at all from differences of time designated by them. In no period of the Sanskrit language is there any expression of imperfect or pluperfect time — nor of perfect time, except in the older language, where the "aorist...
Page 90 - ... in all cases where two objects are logically indicated, whether directly or by combination of two individuals . . . The dual is used alone (without dva two) properly when the duality of the objects indicated is well understood...
Page 57 - PJ th of an ending, the assimilation is in the other direction, or progressive : the combination is made sonant, and the aspiration of the final (lost according to 153, above] is transferred to the initial of the ending.
Page 30 - The phenomena of accent are, by the Hindu grammarians of all ages alike, described and treated as depending on a variation of tone or pitch; of any difference of stress involved, they make no account.

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