`Conversational Sanskrit' vs `Real Sanskrit'

Lars Martin Fosse l.m.fosse at internet.no
Sat Apr 12 08:34:11 UTC 1997

At 21:15 11.04.97 BST, you wrote:
>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
This is fairly common in the epics!

Lars Martin Fosse

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