Re: [INDOLOGY] Source of the post-position ने in Hindi

Gaia Pintucci gaiapintucci at
Sun Apr 26 09:03:57 UTC 2020

Dear Prof. Deshpande, dear list members,

I am aware of this publication (in Italian language):
DROCCO, Andrea. (2008) L'ergatività in hindi. Studio diacronico del
processo di diffusione della posposizione «ne»

All the best,
Gaia Pintucci

On Mon, Apr 13, 2020 at 1:08 AM Madhav Deshpande via INDOLOGY <
indology at> wrote:

> Dear Indologists,
>      What is the historical source for the post-position ने in Hindi and
> ने/नी  in Marathi?  I see some folks connect this directly with the
> instrumental ending -एन, as in फलेन.  At least in Marathi, I noticed Jules
> Bloch saying this this -एन simply becomes एं, as in देवें केले in Old
> Marathi.  But then what is the source of देवाने/देवांनी  in Modern Marathi
> and ने in राम ने?  Any suggestions?
> Madhav M. Deshpande
> Professor Emeritus, Sanskrit and Linguistics
> University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
> Senior Fellow, Oxford Center for Hindu Studies
> [Residence: Campbell, California, USA]
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