Re: [INDOLOGY] changes in gaṇas/present-tense stem classes of Sanskrit verbs

Antonia Ruppel rhododaktylos at
Mon Jul 27 15:38:57 UTC 2020

Dear all,

Many thanks to everyone who replied on- and off-list!

In addition to your suggestions, I have also been looking at the section
'Transfer of present classes' in Oberlies' Grammar of Epic Sanskrit (2003:
189-202), and Lanman's On multiple presets and on transfers of conjugation
in the Sanskrit verb system (JAOS 13 (1889) XXXVI-XXXIX). It is interesting
that secondary -aya-formations are often excluded from such considerations,
probably because they are automatically assumed to be causatives rather
than alternative (simple) present-tense forms.

Thank you again, and I hope you all have a very good week ahead,

On Fri, 24 Jul 2020 at 21:05, Antonia Ruppel <rhododaktylos at>

> Dear all,
> Is there an overview or systematic study of Sanskrit verbal roots either
> changing what present-tense stem class they belong to, or moving towards
> belonging to more than one class? (I am particularly looking for verbs
> moving into/also taking on forms of Class X, but am also wondering about
> movement towards thematic formations more generally. So far, my searches
> haven't had any useful results.)
> I was going to go through Whitney to make a list of my own; but before
> doing that, I thought I'd check whether the kalpataru might have a piece of
> fruit all ready for me.
> Many thanks,
>      Antonia

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