[INDOLOGY] Sanskrit syntax

Christopher Wallis bhairava11 at gmail.com
Fri May 24 17:53:38 UTC 2013

I'm thinking, it wouldn't be expensive at all to pay someone in India to
re-typeset it in an easy-to-read form that is more appealing for students.
Since it's out of copyright, we could then publish it (print-on-demand) and
recoup our investment. Anyone interested in making this happen?  Whitney?


On 24 May 2013 06:11, Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 23 May 2013 22:43, Whitney Cox <wc3 at soas.ac.uk> wrote:
>> I'm a huge admirer of Speyer's book--I honestly feel like I learn
>> something new and interesting every single time I open it-- but I do agree
>> with Chris that it would benefit from re-setting.  The font in which the
>> Nāgarī text is set can make for hard reading for those who aren't used to
>> it: there are many times that I've strongly recommended it to intermediate
>> students who have found it difficult to make sense of.  Also, Speyer
>> doesn't always translate his examples: this isn't a problem for those with
>> more experience in the language, but the target audience of language
>> learners are sometimes at a disadvantage, which is a real shame.
> I
> ​ completely agree about the admiration for Speyer's book.  It's really
> quite extraordinary.  Deeply laced throughout with Paninian references
> (fully understood for their linguistic meaning) and showing a sensitive and
> original flair for translation and understanding of his examples.  Amazing
> book.
> Dominik​
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