`Conversational Sanskrit' vs `Real Sanskrit'

cardona at unagi.cis.upenn.edu cardona at unagi.cis.upenn.edu
Fri Apr 11 23:05:21 UTC 1997

>Here is one of my pet peeves. There is an increased tendency in many
>Sanskrit publications from India, to form the past tense by addition of
>sma to the present. Sometimes, whole paragraphs are filled with
>constructions like karoti sma, vasati sma, ...... Does this reflect an
>unconscious desire among many Indians to recast their past in terms of the
>S. Vidyasankar
see A.s.taadhyaayii la.t sme, aparok.e ca (3.2.118, 119).

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