Syntax of `yabh'

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at
Mon Nov 4 21:22:57 UTC 1996

	I think there is no grammatical answer to this question, but there
may be other answers, "in the heat of things" as they say.  Consider the
Kaama"saastra warning : raticakre prav.rtte tu na "saastram na ca
"  Our Kaama"saastra experts on the list may remember the
source of this quotation.  So, even if it is a dead horse ...  
	Another consideration is the distinction between and usage of Sanskrit.  The banter comes from a layer of Sanskrit
which, if it stands for women's Sanskrit, would be an interesting register
of non-standard Sanskrit.
	Madhav Deshpande

On Mon, 4 Nov 1996, Vidhyanath K. Rao wrote:

> The recent discussion has reminded of a question I had, but never tried
> to answer: Datupathas specify `yabh' to be parasmaipada. I vaguely
> remember the line from asvamedha banter to be `na me kascana yabhate',
> where it was not clear if `me = mama' or `= mahyam'. Does anybody know
> the case that `yabh' takes?
> Thanks
> -Nath

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