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

Harry Spier vasishtha.spier at
Mon Jul 27 19:31:41 UTC 2020

Here is the link on to  JAOS 13 with Lanman's article Antonia
refers to:

Harry Spier

On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 11:40 AM Antonia Ruppel via INDOLOGY <
indology at> wrote:

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