Question about writing Sanskrit without breaks between words

Richard MAHONEY rbm49 at EXT.CANTERBURY.AC.NZ
Sun Oct 10 17:35:02 EDT 2004


On Sun, Oct 10, 2004 at 09:53:56AM -0400, Madhav Deshpande wrote:

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> So the question is whether the notion of writing a text without
> breaks in a continuous format is an importation from Greek or
> Aramaic ways, or, as is equally likely, simply a result of the
> notions of Sanskrit grammarians about Sandhis being a natural part
> of language.  Any suggestions?

One image close to hand -- Fol. 69v. of Parisiensis A, Paris National
Library MS. Gr. 1807, ninth century (Republic of Plato) -- may be of
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interest.

The image is at (1.3MB):

 http://homepages.comnet.co.nz/~r-mahoney/records/parisiensis-a.jpg


Jowett's text critical comments are at (550K):

 http://homepages.comnet.co.nz/~r-mahoney/records/parisiensis-a.pdf


Best regards,

 Richard Mahoney


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