[INDOLOGY] Whitney and doubling of "ch"

alakendu das mailmealakendudas at rediffmail.com
Wed Oct 18 03:39:19 UTC 2023

Mr. Spier,
I can cite an instance . We take the word"ICCHA" ( wish or desire).Here, we have doubling of "Ch" after a short or long vowel .
RegardsAlakendu Das. 
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Subject: [INDOLOGY] Whitney and doubling of "ch"

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 ichati, ichaka,  ichā and ichu  . Does anyone know why for this root in all his examples he didn't double ch after vowels?Thanks,
Harry Spier


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