Yamagita in Nepal
Allen W Thrasher
athr at LOC.GOV
Thu Apr 18 17:27:33 UTC 2002
Thanks for the tips, Michael. I will have a closer look to see if parts
look Sino-Tibetan rather than Indo-Aryan. I suppose the phrase
YamarAjA... could be taken over bodily from Nepali in Bhote.
>>> witzel at FAS.HARVARD.EDU 04/18/02 09:48PM >>>
It is in (older) Nepali: yamarAjA-le AgyA garyA "Yamaraja gave the
order..." etc. etc.
You could ask Ted Riccardi to take a look at it.
Manang, Tibetan (South Tibetan dialect, "Bhote") speaking and high up
the Himalayas, is a bit unsual for such a text, but of course not
impossible: the Manangis are great traders, all the way to SE Asia,
have a "firman" (Lal Mohar) for that since about the time the MS is
supposed to have been written.
>The ms begins: ZrIgaNezAya namaH// //ZrIyamAya namaH//
>bhUrloke. vaiSNavAnAM parittejet//vaiSNavAnAM anAcAri. Zighram ca
>KathitaM prabhU//1//yamarAjAle AgyAganyA. (ryA? tyA?) hedujaho.
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