[INDOLOGY] Sanskrit grammatical terms

Matthew Kapstein mkapstei at uchicago.edu
Tue Jun 19 04:15:20 UTC 2018

Dear McComas,

If I recall correctly, thematic and athematic were first employed by European Sanskritists on the basis of a perceived analogy with Greek. There is no corresponding traditional distinction.


Matthew Kapstein
Directeur d'études,
Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes

Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies,
The University of Chicago

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Subject: [INDOLOGY] Sanskrit grammatical terms

Dear Friends

A Cambodian colleague is translating Gonda's grammar of Sanskrit into Khmer. She would like to use Sanskrit grammatical terms where possible.

She is asking for help with the following terms:

present stem

thematic and athematic verb classes

If some kind person could respond to me, I'll forward the information to her.

With thanks in advance



McComas Taylor, SFHEA
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College of Asia and the Pacific
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