[INDOLOGY] John Brough's 1980 article on Pali sak?ya niruttiy??

Stella Sandahl ssandahl at sympatico.ca
Mon Mar 18 16:26:23 UTC 2013

Dear Christoph, Madhav and others,
There is a neglected and very original interpretation of sakaya niruttiya (sorry about the lacking diacritics- mea culpa!) by Ronald Morton Smith:
"What Was One's Own Language? Vinaya 2.139"  published in Contacts between Cultures: South Asia 2 (Selected Papers from the 33rd International Congress of Asian and North African Studies (Toronto, August  15-25, 1990) Lewiston 1992,  Ed. K.
L. Koppedrayer, p. 240-241.
Stella Sandahl
ssandahl at sympatico.ca

On 2013-02-24, at 10:02 AM, christoph.emmrich at utoronto.ca wrote:

> Dear Madhav,
> As a note rather than an answer to your question: you may already be aware of the most recent work on that phrase (and a discussion of Brough's views), Bryan Levman's article ?Sak?ya niruttiy? Revisited.? Bulletin des Études Indiennes 26-27 (2008-2009): 33-59.
> Warm regards,
> Christoph
> ----
> Quoting Madhav Deshpande <mmdesh at umich.edu>:
>> Dear Indologists,
>>     If any one has access to an electronic copy of John Brough's article
>> on "sak?ya niruttiy?", please send it to me as an attachment.  I am
>> interested in the discussion of the Pali word sakkata used by Buddhaghosa
>> and others to refer to Sanskrit.  Looks like this word would come from
>> Sanskrit satk?ta, rather than from sa?sk?ta.  The latter appears in Pali as
>> sa?khata.  What I found interesting is that satk?t?m v?cam appears as a
>> variant of sa?sk?t?m v?cam in the manuscripts of R?m?ya?a [Sundarak???a
>> 28.17-18], where Hanuman is wondering that should he speak to S?t? in
>> sa?sk?t??/satk?t?? v?cam like a Brahmin, she would take him for R?va?a and
>> would be frightened.  The critical edition of R?m?ya?a selects the reading
>> sa?sk?t?m, and hence this passage is taken as one of the early reference to
>> the usage of the word sa?sk?ta in relation to a language.  However, the
>> reading satk?t?m is there in several manuscripts, and would seem to match
>> the Pali/Prakrit usage of sakkata/sakkaya to refer to Sanskrit.  K. R.
>> Norman refers to Brough's article, but I have not had access to it.  Any
>> other occurrences of satk?ta in reference to Sanskrit?
>> Madhav Deshpande
>> --
>> Madhav M. Deshpande
>> Professor of Sanskrit and Linguistics
>> Department of Asian Languages and Cultures
>> 202 South Thayer Street, Suite 6111
>> The University of Michigan
>> Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608, USA
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