Jan E.M. Houben
j_e_m_houben at YAHOO.COM
Fri Jul 29 11:27:35 UTC 2005
See also van Daalen's response:
Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens, vol.
XXXIII (1989): 25-43 "Is Vaalmiiki's Sanskrit a
specimen of vernacular Sanskrit?"
"Two notes on Raamaaya.na textual criticism" in
Adyar Library Bulletin 50 (1986): 402-417.
van Daalen applies his method to the Aadiparvan
of the Mahaabhaarata and finds that, in contrast
with the Raamaaya.na, the "irregular" (i.e.,
non-standard) forms are here "much better
The current availability of electronic versions
could be a starting point for new studies on the
problem of standard/non-standard forms in the two
epics, and of the corruption vs. polishing
theories, making use of van Daalen's method (with
The issue was further addressed in S. Pollock's
contribution/introduction in vol.s I-II-III of
the Raamaaya.na translation (ed. R.P. Goldman).
--- Richard Salomon <rsalomon at U.WASHINGTON.EDU>
> I discussed some of these issues (in response
> to van Daalen) in "The
> Original Language of the Ramayana", WZKS 29,
> 1985, 57-68.
> Richard Salomon
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> From: "oliver fallon" <opfallon at YAHOO.COM>
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> Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2005 11:22 AM
> Subject: Re: Ramayana
> > There are some excellent studies of the
> language of the Ramayana:
> > Oberlies, T. 2003 'Grammar of Epic Sanskrit'.
> Indian Philology and South
> > Asian Studies, vol. 5.Berlin/New York, Walter
> de Gruyter.
> > Satya Vrat. 1964 The Ramayana - a Linguistic
> Study. Delhi, Munshiram
> > Manoharlal.
> > Michelson 1904 Linguistic Archaisms of the
> Ramayana. Journal of the
> > American Oriental Society 25: pp89-145
> > I hope these help.
> > Oliver Fallon
> > SOAS/St James School
> > Dear collegues
> > Any body can suggest some books or articles
> on Linguistic study of
> > Ramayana. Thanks in advance
> > Jaganadh.G
> > University of Kerala
> > Thiruvananthapuram.
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