roots for binding and release in the RV
jkirk at SPRO.NET
Mon Oct 16 15:27:15 UTC 2006
Good lord! I thought this email was about S&M in the old RV (recreational
and deleted it before reading. Resembled spam I get occasionally.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Deshpande, Madhav" <mmdesh at UMICH.EDU>
To: <INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk>
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2006 5:21 AM
Subject: Re: roots for binding and release in the RV
Of some use may be an old article of mine: 1993. "The Changing Grammar of
Salvation." Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Vols.
LXXII-LXXIII, pp. 275-294.
Madhav M. Deshpande
From: Indology on behalf of Alfred Collins
Sent: Mon 10/16/2006 1:55 AM
To: INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk
Subject: roots for binding and release in the RV
Many years ago I began a project that I never completed on these concepts as
they applied to 1) creation/emission of the world, 2) poetic speech, 3) the
opening of the atmosphere (antariksa), day, and year in sacrifice, 4)
Indra's opening of Vala, the cow-stalls, etc. 5) Vrtra's binding, and so on.
The idea, which generated many sheets of examples, was to cover the most
important roots that named these ideas (vr, ubj, si/sa, bandh, srj, srath,
muc, dar, etc.), including verbal and nominal forms. The aim is mainly to
get a sense of the semantics of the ideas but also how they are expressed
grammatically and syntactically. I'm thinking of finishing the project, but
am out of date in my knowledge of the literature since around the mid 80's.
Gonda and Mayrhofer and their generation (and before) I know pretty well.
After that it is spotty. Appreciate references and ideas, including post RV
usage (mainly late vedic and epic). Or maybe somebody already did it?
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