15463Re: [Pali] The New Pali Course Part III [47/120]
- Jun 1, 2011Dear Bryan,
Thank you. Warder also deals with middle forms, but it is not often
used. So it is optative.
Op 1-jun-2011, om 4:08 heeft Bryan Levman het volgende geschreven:
> However, the form I gave you is for the second plural optative -[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> sorry! my mistake - there is no middle form for second person
> plural for the verb "as", there is only a middle form for 1st
> person plural (asmase or amhaase) and third person plural (sante).
> Usually the middle voice is used for verbs that are self-reflexive
> (like manyate in Skt. "he thinks" which is only used in the middle;
> however in Paali it takes normal active endings) but it has largely
> fallen out of use in Paali except for the gaathaas, ("only in the
> gaathhas" for the verb "as" Geiger says in this section).
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