Re: [INDOLOGY] Saṃmatu
martingansten at gmail.com
Fri Jul 3 07:50:49 UTC 2020
Yes, I drew the same conclusion. I would still be interested to know
whether other have seen the particular form/error /saṃmatu/, though, and
whether it does suggest a particular regional origin.
Den 2020-07-03 kl. 09:43, skrev Nagaraj Paturi:
> It is possible that
> इति श्री उत्तरकॉड सम्पूरण मसतु सुभमसुत ॥ संमतु ॥ 1860 ॥
> is the regionalization plus scribal errors for
> इति श्री उत्तरकांड सम्पूर्णमस्तु शुभमस्तु ॥ संवत्॥ 1860 ॥
> whatever is the region of the scribe or the scribe of the original
> from where this scribe is copying.
> On Fri, Jul 3, 2020 at 12:33 PM Martin Gansten
> <martingansten at gmail.com <mailto:martingansten at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Thank you, Nagaraj. The manuscript in question is in Devanagari
> and belongs, according to the label, to the Lal Chand library at
> DAV College, Chandigarh, so I doubt if the scribe was a South
> Indian. I may add that it is a few centuries old, dated 1644 CE,
> though the label says सं १९०१ (for १७०१) by mistake.
> A web search for संमतु turns up a very limited number of hits, but
> the first one is similar in context to 'my' manuscript:
> इति श्री उत्तरकॉड सम्पूरण मसतु सुभमसुत ॥ संमतु ॥ 1860 ॥ मिती पौछ
> की इकादसी थित। वार शुकर ॥
> This is from a book entitled भारतीय भाषाओं में रामकथा (पंजाबी
> भाषा), so perhaps we are looking at a northwestern rather than a
> southern phenomenon?
> Den 2020-07-03 kl. 00:57, skrev Nagaraj Paturi:
>> Halanta words changing into ajanta words during borrowing is
>> typically a feature of South Indian languages. That ending vowel
>> being u is typically a Telugu feature.
>> Samvat is pronounced as close to Samvatu with the lat vowel being
>> nearlly u in Telugu and some other south Indian languages.
>> But Samvatu changing into Sammati is uncommon in educated
>> pronunciation. But possible in the case of a scribe being rustic.
>> Possible in a Telugu inscription or manuscript.
>> On Thu, Jul 2, 2020, 6:38 PM Martin Gansten via INDOLOGY
>> <indology at list.indology.info
>> <mailto:indology at list.indology.info>> wrote:
>> I just encountered the word /saṃmatu /at the end of a
>> (Sanskrit Devanagari) manuscript where I would have expected
>> /saṃvat/. I haven't seen it before and wonder if colleagues
>> have -- perhaps it is a NIA form?
>> Best wishes,
>> Martin Gansten
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> Nagaraj Paturi
> Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.
> Director, Inter-Gurukula-University Centre , Indic Academy
> BoS, MIT School of Vedic Sciences, Pune, Maharashtra
> BoS, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Veliyanad, Kerala
> BoS Veda Vijnana Gurukula, Bengaluru.
> Member, Advisory Council, Veda Vijnana Shodha Samsthanam, Bengaluru
> Former Senior Professor of Cultural Studies,
> FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of Liberal Education,
> Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.
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