Grammar. Philosophy and Epistemology
harshadehejia at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 13 09:57:38 UTC 2006
While respectfully agreeing with Madhav and Dominik, may I say that Panini's
Vyakrana was merely a systematisation of Sanskrit that had already
developed? Just as hasta mudras of dance are merely refinements of ordinary
gestures and codified shilpa is stylisation of folk images.
I would like to suggest that intuitive, not formal, semantics in Sanskrit
occured much before Panini and therefore one cannot discount sugestions of
semantics that one finds in words such as drishti.
Harsha V. Dehejia
Professor of Indian Studies, Carleton University
Ottawa, ON., Canada.
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