By Thomas Oberlies
The 2 nice epics of (old) India, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, are written in a language, which differs from so-called classical Sanskrit in lots of info. either texts nonetheless are of a tremendous significance in India and different international locations. due to this, a grammar describing the entire various features of epic Sanskrit has been ignored formerly. The Grammar of Epic Sanskrit will now shut this hole.
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III § l I8a). perhaps an archalsnl. See A1Gr. III § 94 (also on Ihecommel1cemenl oflhis phcoomenol1 l11 the �gveda). , • S« A1Gr. III § 8906 (p. 178) On the workings of'paradigmallc levelllllg' see HocK (1986: 44-47). See WHfmEY § 402c: and AIGr. ho. however. viriom I sirfe (...... sir�an-), Ays. 2): uftamasyam, AS VI I 16,13 (see AiGr. III §267a6) - (10) irregular numerals (..... 5. 1 . ,satam, AS VB 1,3, AA II 2,4, 3,8 (see AiGr. UI § 189c) - (1 I) inverted order of the members of compounds (.....
L. 1. brahma-m-iil'ur,ayan, see p. 5]). K. DE, Introduction (0 the Ud)'oga pan'un, p. 251). (Superfluous) particles, such asotha, api, ca, 111. 1111. "0. hi, whose vowels were absorbed or transfonned into semi·vowels in sUlldhi. 4 B (except B2J On 0 1 -6. 7. 34. 34. en between two padas bas been 3vOlded, almost invariably by the inserllOil of the particle hI" (SEN 1950: 35-37). 196). 5 - 1 . 1 . 1. 1. 1. �e�1I Among men it is never seen as the same, neither by a good nor by a bad [manr. 20 (On Ds 08-10 T O MJ CS osaf/llonii "lip; sasfidhanii wi 'Wrong means or right meansl - it is ...
This hiatus is so frequently attested] thal l dispensed with listing single cases4• In the main it is of the same kind as the hiatus within one piida, examples of which are listed (infra) in section 1 . 1 . N § 22, n 25, 35c, 36, RENOU § 40-42, WHITNEY § 133, 176 and AiGr. [ § 267ff. rNOK (1887: 214), OWENBERO ( 1 888: ]92 n. I), HOPKINS (1901: 195-196), EOOERTON (1943/44: I) Wid AiGr. I § 262by. ). p. XXXI n. 2. According10 SEN "the Southern recension (ofthe RfunayaQa) contams about 342 cases • of hiat�s between two pc1das, but only about 66 cases ofthe same within a pc1du.
A grammar of epic Sanskrit by Thomas Oberlies