Paishaacika Sanskrit?

Martin Gansten mgansten at SBBS.SE
Fri Feb 19 15:59:22 UTC 1999

Dear Ferenc,

>the irregularities you quote do seem to be prakritisms. All of them (with
>the exception of bhrAtrI) are mentioned in Franklin Edgerton's classic
>Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Grammar and Dictionary, Vol. I: Grammar.

That's interesting; thank you. As I said, the text as a whole is definitely
a sort of (hybrid) Sanskrit, i.e., much closer to classical Sanskrit than to
Prakrit -- but certainly the irregularities could be due to Prakrit
influence. If such is the case, do you think that could help in dating the
text at all?

Martin Gansten

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