I join others in praising this work, and in suffering owning an edition from a less than perfect printing.

I, too, was thinking of some sort of joint effort. †In fact, the text could even be re-keyed by a group of us (say 40 of us, each taking on ten pages). †If someone is willing to set up a template beforehand, the work will be that much easier. †Here, we should think about making the text highly readable for the digital age (format it to the now ubiquitous 16:9 computer screen).

I do not have the technical skills to set up the template, but I would like to hear others thoughts on this.

Herman Tull


On Sat, May 25, 2013 at 7:31 AM, Manu Francis <manufrancis@gmail.com> wrote:
For the moment being the following link is to the pdf made from DLI:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/m7r04djmedy17gu/SPEIJER%201973%20MLBD%20Sanskrit%20Syntax%20reprint%20%5BDLI%204990010197932%5D%20OCR.pdf

This is the MLBD 1973 reprint.
I have OCRised it for English.
Anybody could OCRise it for NAgarI?
Then one just needs to "copy" and "paste".
Suppose all people on this list take time to proof-read 5 or 10 pages out the approximately 400 pages of the book ...
Best.

PS: Who else than specialists can correctly proof-read this book?
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On Sat, May 25, 2013 at 12:07 PM, <dermot@grevatt.force9.co.uk> wrote:
I'm another admirer. I have a beautifully printed, sturdily bound and much used
Japanese reprint (Rinshen-Shoten Bookstore, Kyoto, 1968). Speyer is so methodical
that his statements still make sense despite changes in linguistic theory, so long as
you understand his dated, Latin-based terminology; and he balances Paninian
prescriptions with observations of actual texts.

Dermot Killingley
Newcastle

On 23 May 2013 at 15:43, Whitney Cox wrote:

>
> I'm a huge admirer of Speyer's book--I honestly feel like I learn
> something new and interesting every single time I open it-- but I do
> agree with Chris that it would benefit from re-setting.  The font in
> which the Nń garńę text is set can make for hard reading for those who
> aren't used to it: there are many times that I've strongly recommended
> it to intermediate students who have found it difficult to make sense
> of.  Also, Speyer doesn't always translate his examples: this isn't a
> problem for those with more experience in the language, but the target
> audience of language learners are sometimes at a disadvantage, which
> is a real shame.
>
>
> On 23 May 2013 15:16, Paul Hackett <ph2046@columbia.edu> wrote:
> † † Dear Chris and others,
> † † ¬† I do not know if Speier/Speyer/Speijer's _Sanskrit Syntax_ has
> † † been re-typeset or not, but there are publications for sale that
> † † give the impression of a new edition. ¬†I discovered this when
> † † attempting to purchase a copy a couple of years ago only to
> † † discover that some "enterprising" individuals have been data
> † † mining Google books (and/or possibly the DLI) and selling
> † † exceptionally poor copies (missing pages, underlining, margin
> † † notes, etc.) of many books (including¬†Speijer's) through a
> † † print-on-demand service as "new books". Just a warning to beware.
>
>   I can say that the 2009 paperback from Motilal is very clean and
> readable. best, Paul HackettColumbia University
>
>
> On May 23, 2013, at 3:03 PM, Christopher Wallis wrote:
> † † Dear Peter and fellow Indologists,
> † † Does anyone know whether¬†Speier's original¬†Sanskrit Syntax has
> † † been re-typeset or if there are any plans to do this? ¬†It seems
> † † quite worthwhile.
>
> best, 
> Chris Wallis
>
>
>
> On 20 May 2013 10:52, Peter Scharf <scharfpm7@gmail.com> wrote:
> † † Dear colleagues,The History of Linguistic Theory lab. at the
> † † University of Paris 7, Denis Diderot, will host a seminar on
> † † Sanskrit syntax 13-15 June. The program begins with a keynote
> † † address by Professor Emeritus Hans Hock who in 1986 edited the
> † † volume on Sanskrit syntax in honor of the centennial of Speier's
> † † Sanskrit Syntax. ¬†The second day of the program begins with a
> † † special lecture by George Cardona concerned with contributions of
> † † Paninian grammar to Sanskrit syntax. ¬†The afternoon of the 15th
> † † will include several presentations on the state of image-text
> † † alignment for Sanskrit manuscripts. ¬†Please see
> † † the¬†announcement¬†of the seminar and the¬†full program¬†under
> † † Events on the Sanskrit Library website.
> Scholars are invited to attend.  Please register at no cost on the
> seminar website. The seminar is sponsored by the Chaire
> Internationale de Recherche Blaise Pascal financée par l’Etat et la
> Région d'Ile-de-France, gérée par la Fondation de l’Ecole Normale
> Supérieure. Yours sincerely,Peter
>
> Peter M. Scharf, President
> The Sanskrit Library
> scharf@sanskritlibrary.org
>
>
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