[INDOLOGY] Whitney and doubling of "ch"

Harry Spier vasishtha.spier at gmail.com
Wed Oct 18 01:26:08 UTC 2023

Dear list members,
Whitney  in his grammar section 227 says about the doubling of "*ch*".
"As a general rule *ch* is not to be allowed by the grammarians to stand in
that form after vowels but is to be doubled becoming *cch* (which in the
manuscripts is sometimes written *chch*). . .According to Panini *ch* is to
be doubled within a word after a long or a short vowel."

But if you look in his "Roots, Verb-forms and Derivatives" at the entry
for *iṣ, ich * nowhere does he double "*ch*" not even after a short vowel
rather he has* i**chati, ichaka,* * ichā* and* ichu * . Does anyone know
why for this root in all his examples he didn't double *ch* after vowels?
Harry Spier
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