[INDOLOGY] A distraction from Coronavirus

Jan E.M. Houben jemhouben at gmail.com
Sat Mar 14 04:53:35 EDT 2020


Excellent argument.

हिन्दीभाषाप्रयोगे च   कोरोनेत्येव दृश्यते ।

तद् *विभाषा*विकल्पेन   मा भूच्चिन्तास्य संस्कृतौ ॥

Jan Houben

On Fri, 13 Mar 2020 at 14:25, Madhav Deshpande <mmdesh at umich.edu> wrote:

> Dear Jan,
>
> जिह्वा स्पृशति मूर्धानं नाधुना स्पर्शवारणात् ।
> कोरोनाग्रस्तमनसां मूर्धन्यत्वं न सिध्यति ।।
>
> Madhav M. Deshpande
> Professor Emeritus, Sanskrit and Linguistics
> University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
> Senior Fellow, Oxford Center for Hindu Studies
>
> [Residence: Campbell, California, USA]
>
>
> On Fri, Mar 13, 2020 at 12:20 AM Jan E.M. Houben <jemhouben at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> कोरोनशब्दसंस्कारे  णत्वं न वेति निर्णये ।
>>
>> यद् आशुकविना प्रोक्तं  तद् अस्माकं प्रमाणकम् ॥
>>
>>
>>
>> Not difficult to guess who is here the आशुकवि ...
>>
>> Even then, कोरोण should be deemed possible as a somewhat pedantic
>> parallel form.
>>
>> The attribution of grammatical gender is not taught by grammar, but in
>> view of the enormity of the phenomenon the feminine seems a good choice
>> (cp. himānī vs. hima).
>>
>> Jan Houben
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, 13 Mar 2020 at 05:34, Madhav Deshpande via INDOLOGY <
>> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>>
>>> A little distraction from Coronavirus -
>>>
>>> मा मां स्पृशेति गोविन्दमाह राधा व्रजावनौ ।
>>> प्रथमं जहि कोरोनां यथा त्वं पूतनामहन् ।।
>>>
>>> In the land of Vraja, Radha said to Krishna: "Don't touch me. First go
>>> and kill that Corona, as you killed Putana before."
>>>
>>> Madhav M. Deshpande
>>> Professor Emeritus, Sanskrit and Linguistics
>>> University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
>>> Senior Fellow, Oxford Center for Hindu Studies
>>>
>>> [Residence: Campbell, California, USA]
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