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200Re[4]: [Pali] "Gerund"

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  • ������� ��������� (Dimitry Ivakhnenko)
    Aug 2, 2001

      OTK> Do you have a copy of Intro to pali by Warder.


      OTK> He put gerund (compound gerund for me and undeclineable
      OTK> /absolutive for many other teachers)
      OTK> for pubbakiriya like gantva-having gone to follow by
      OTK> another verb in a phrase.There are some pubbakiriya
      OTK> ended in ya ,tvana .

      Well, I looked up Sanskrit grammar and found that -tvaa and -ya
      forms really correspond to Russian adverbial participles, however
      both forms can denote either past or present.

      Thus the term 'absolutive' is also fully justified.

      OTK> And in other part he gave action noun (real gerund in
      OTK> English grammar)for word like dassana which usually in
      OTK> dative case with ya added.This kind is not absolutive
      OTK> (undecline like the above )and it is not a verb like
      OTK> above.

      It seems that in this case he is right, dassana - seeing, dassanaaya -
      in order to see, for the purpose of seeing. Maybe he should have called
      this gerund.

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