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By E. Müller

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It will be really misplaced in an effortless Gram mar to go into right into a lengthy dialogue in regards to the age and starting place of the Pali language. a couple of phrases at the topic may be adequate: Kuhn, following Westergaard, holds Pfili to be the vernacular of Ujjein, the capital of Mz'ilava on the time while Mahinda, the son of Asoka, took the sacred Canon with him to Ceylon (beitrage, p. however, Oldenberg, rejecting that culture, considers Pali to be the unique language of the Kalinga state (vinaya pitaka, creation, p. Liv). He compares the language of the big inscription at Khandagiri (cunningham, Corpus Inscriptionum, i. And unearths in simple terms little or no distinction among this and the pah. From this he con cludes that there should have been, a couple of hundred and fifty years earlier than Mahinda, a common sex among Kalinga and the island; in truth, that the faith, including its language, was once introduced over from there to Ceylon.

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93, M. 60, from cankram with a similar abbreviation of the reduplicated root, as injaggati for The change jdgarati, but I give this merely as a hypothesis. of c to would make no difficulty by Trenckner does not hold good ; the dissimilation adduced for all instances, as in osakkati, ussakkati, nissakkati, visakkiya, Suttavibh. in the prepositions ; i. 74, we have no p comp. also Prak. osakka, ' departed,' ' Khdnu, the stump of a tree,' is rightly referred to Skt. sthanu by the Prak. grammarians Vararuci and Hemacandra, and the same change of sth to kh is also adopted Paiyal.

93, M. 60, from cankram with a similar abbreviation of the reduplicated root, as injaggati for The change jdgarati, but I give this merely as a hypothesis. of c to would make no difficulty by Trenckner does not hold good ; the dissimilation adduced for all instances, as in osakkati, ussakkati, nissakkati, visakkiya, Suttavibh. in the prepositions ; i. 74, we have no p comp. also Prak. osakka, ' departed,' ' Khdnu, the stump of a tree,' is rightly referred to Skt. sthanu by the Prak. grammarians Vararuci and Hemacandra, and the same change of sth to kh is also adopted Paiyal.

Consonants. 8. (1) Gutturals. =kunda, ' turner,' Mil. is 331 represented by a ; inj and its com- pound samminj were also believed to come under this rule by Fausboll, Dhp. 273, and Weber, Ind. Stud. iii. 147, Ind. Streifen i. 131, iii. 397, who identified it with Skt. ing ; other etymologies of these difficult words have been suggested since, of which I will only mention two, that of Senart, Mahavastu p. 418, who believes samminj to stand for samvrinj, and that of Against Oldenberg, K. Z. xxv. 324, who derives it from anc.

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