AW: Internal sibilant-sandhi after the i-vowel

srutavega chlodwig.h.werba at UNIVIE.AC.AT
Wed Jan 29 19:18:48 UTC 2003

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Indology [mailto:INDOLOGY at]Im Auftrag von Ulrich T.
> Kragh
> Gesendet am: Mittwoch, 29. Januar 2003 19.24
> Betreff: Internal sibilant-sandhi after the i-vowel
> Query regarding internal sibilant-sandhi after the i-vowel:
> In my text-critical work on chapter 17 of CandrakIrti's
> PrasannapadA, I need
> to make a decision on whether to adopt the spelling visabhAgAnAM or
> viSabhAgAnAM in the phrase "visabhAgAnAM sabhAgAnAM ca karmaNAM" ("...of
> dissimilar and similar actions").
> My five manuscripts (which all are from Nepal) consistently use the form
> visabhAgAnAM (here and in the following passage of the text), that is
> without the retroflex sibilant after the i-vowel. In the edition
> of the text
> published by La Vallée Poussin, the form viSabhAgAnAm has been
> adopted/emended, which also seems to be in accordance with the internal
> sandhi-rules for the dental sibilant after the i-vowel (cf. e.g. Whitney's
> grammar §180 and §185a). Nevertheless, in his text-critical notes to the
> text, de Jong adopts the spelling visabhAgAnAm, i.e. retains the dental
> sibilant after the i-vowel, with a reference to the Japanese
> translation of
> the text by Wogihara, which is a source I unfortunately do not have access
> to at the present.
> Would someone please care to clarify which sibilant ought to be
> used in this
> case according to the rules?
> Sincerely,
> Ulrich T. Kragh
> University of Copenhagen

Dear colleague,
Your MSS are right, please, follow their reading!
Wishing You all the best for Your work on PP XVII
Yours sincerely
Chlodwig H. Werba
University of Vienna, ISTB


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