Alexandra Vandergeer geeraae at GEOL.UOA.GR
Thu Feb 19 07:32:34 UTC 2009

I think it's precisely there where we'll find the most frequent words, I
mean in the "particles, pronouns, numerals, and underived nouns and

> One way to deal with frequencies in Skt., that
> would perhaps get around the problem of genre,
> raised by Eli, would be to focus on the question
> not of words, but of which roots are the most
> productive, and then to look at the particular
> derivations of those roots that are most
> frequent within any given genre. This would of
> course not include particles, pronouns, numerals,
> and underived nouns and adjectives, however.
> Matthew T. Kapstein
> Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies
> The University of Chicago Divinity School
> Directeur d'ιtudes
> Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris

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