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Survey of Middle IndoAryan Languages
Linguistic Features of Middle IndoAryan
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already ancient Apabhramsa Ardhamagadhi Arsa Aryan Asoka attested Brahmi Buddha Buddhist Sanskrit century a.d. cerebrals chapter character characteristics classical Sanskrit cognate coins commentary comparative grammar composed consonant contribution cultural Deccan College dentals Dhammapada documents Dramatic Prakrits earlier early edited epic fables family of languages famous forms grammarians Hemacandra Hindu India influence inherited inscriptions intervocalic Jaina Kharosthi Khotan krit large number later lects legends linguistic literary medium lyric Magadhi Maharastri Mahavira manuscripts material Middle Indo-Aryan Middle Indo-Aryan languages modern narrative nasals naturally Niya notice occlusion Old Indo-Aryan original Paisaci Pali Canon period phonological Pischel plural poetry Prakrit languages prakrti prose religious rich Samh Sanskrit literature Sanskrit plays Sauraseni scholars secular seen shows sibilants Similarly singular Svetambara term termination texts third century b.c. tion Tipitaka traces tradition Vararuci Vedic vernaculars verses vocables vocabulary voiced vowels word written