Re: SV: [Pali] Pali Day by Day E080 (Ex22D)
- Dear Gunnar and Florent,
thanks for the discussion. Gunnar's explanation is wonderful. But, I
am confused why 'naamo' is inserted for foreign names. Please advise.
--- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, Gunnar Gällmo wrote:
> 9.His son, King George V reigned for 25 years and 10
> Tassa putto, pañcamo Georgenaamo bhuupati
> pañcaviisati vasse dasa maase ca rajja.m akaasi.
"Georgenaamo" mixes two languages in a way which is
not common in canonical Pali, and I think it should be
Non-Indian names are usually "palified" (e. g.
Menandros>Milinda). Besides, Pali spelling (unlike
English) is strictly phonetical, so the form "George"
would mean it is actually pronounced g-e-o-r-g-e;
however, the combination r+g is not common pali -
If the name is assimilated as it is pronounced in
official British English, the Pali spelling would be
Joj; but I don't think a Pali name should finish with
a consonant, so Joja would perhaps be better.
One could also go back to the Latin form Georgius, but
I think this would be difficult to palify.
And Georgenaamo? Isn't "naama" an indeclinable? So
"Jojo naama bhuupati" (or perhaps "Jojo naama raajaa",
analogical to "Georgius Rex").
- Dear Florent,
allow me to suggest the following correction:
Sattamo Edwardnaamo bhuupati chabbiisatiyaa vassaana.m upari kaala.m
--- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, flrobert2000 wrote:
8. King Edward VII died 26 years ago.
bhuupati / Edwardnaamo / sattamo / kaalam akaasi /
chabbiisati / vasse / upari
Sattamo Edwardnaamo bhuupati chabbisati vasse upari kaalam akaasi.