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Bloomfield lists and discusses instances of vague and ambiguous mood usages in early Sanskrit syntax.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-663-3
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 398
Publication Date: Oct 6,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 29
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-663-3
$36.00

Maurice Bloomfield was a professor at John's Hopkins University and a great authority on Sanskrit literature and comparative linguistics. In this paper, he shows that as far as earliest Hindu speech is concerned, ideas which are expressed in a given mood may be, and are, on a large and surprising scale, expressed equally well in another mood, the circumstances under which the two statements are made being precisely the same. The paper includes a catalog of all such instances in the Rig-Veda, and presents an interesting look at early Sanskrit's development technical enough to satisfy a linguist, yet readable to a more casual observer.

Maurice Bloomfield was a professor at John's Hopkins University and a great authority on Sanskrit literature and comparative linguistics. In this paper, he shows that as far as earliest Hindu speech is concerned, ideas which are expressed in a given mood may be, and are, on a large and surprising scale, expressed equally well in another mood, the circumstances under which the two statements are made being precisely the same. The paper includes a catalog of all such instances in the Rig-Veda, and presents an interesting look at early Sanskrit's development technical enough to satisfy a linguist, yet readable to a more casual observer.

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Maurice Bloomfield

  • AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHILOLOGY: I - ON INSTABILITY IN THE USE OF MOODS IN EARLIEST SANSKRIT (page 5)