Question about writing Sanskrit without breaks between words

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at UMICH.EDU
Mon Oct 11 01:10:52 UTC 2004

Thanks everyone for a wide range of responses.

Madhav Deshpande

-----Original Message-----
From: Indology on behalf of Richard MAHONEY
Sent: Sun 10/10/2004 5:35 PM
Subject:      Re: Question about writing Sanskrit without breaks between words
On Sun, Oct 10, 2004 at 09:53:56AM -0400, Madhav Deshpande wrote:


> So the question is whether the notion of writing a text without
> breaks in a continuous format is an importation from Greek or
> Aramaic ways, or, as is equally likely, simply a result of the
> notions of Sanskrit grammarians about Sandhis being a natural part
> of language.  Any suggestions?

One image close to hand -- Fol. 69v. of Parisiensis A, Paris National
Library MS. Gr. 1807, ninth century (Republic of Plato) -- may be of

The image is at (1.3MB):

Jowett's text critical comments are at (550K):

Best regards,

 Richard Mahoney

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