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187Re: [Pali] Re: "Gerund"

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  • Ong Teng Kee
    Aug 1, 2001
      Hi,
      I find my english grammar book gives ex.having gone
      to(gantva) as compound gerund for this pubbakiriya in
      pali.
      Action noun like swimming etc is call gerund
      .buddhadatta in his grammar book give past participle
      can be used freely in the place for pubbakiriya.



      --- Derek Cameron <derekacameron@...> wrote:
      > --- In Pali@y..., "Dimitry Ivakhnenko" <koleso@i...>
      > wrote:
      > > In my humble opinion 'Gerunds' was the closest
      > term that
      > > English-speaking grammarians could find for Pali
      > adverbial
      > > participles.
      >
      > Agreed. A gerund is really a noun. The confusion
      > arises because in
      > English, both gerunds and present participles end in
      > -ing.
      >
      > I like your term "adverbial participle." The other
      > alternative
      > ("absolutive") is pretty cryptic.
      >
      > Derek.
      >
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