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DN 31 Translation - part 15

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  • John Kelly
    Dear friends, Continuation of the DN 31 translation and grammatical analysis: 10. Cha kho me gahapati-putta aadiinavaa samajjaabhicara.ne: Kuva.m nacca.m,
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 3, 2008
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      Dear
      friends,
      Continuation of the DN 31 translation and grammatical
      analysis:

      10. "Cha kho 'me gahapati-putta aadiinavaa samajjaabhicara.ne: 'Kuva.m nacca.m, kuva.m giita.m, kuva.mvaadita.m, kuva.m akkhaana.m, kuva.m paa.nissara.m, kva kumbhathunan ti?' Ime kho gahapati-putta cha aadiinavaasamajjaabhicara.ne.
      cha - num
      adj, m/nom/pl - six
      kho - ind emph enc - indeed
      ime ('me: sandhi elis) - dem
      pro, m/nom/pl - these
      gahapati-putta - gen TP cpd *, m-a/voc/sg- O young householder
      aadiinavaa - m-a/nom/pl - dangers
      samajjaabhicara.ne - loc TP cpd *, n-a/loc/sg - in frequenting fairs and festivals
      kuva.m - ind inter
      - where?
      nacca.m - n-a/nom/sg - dancing
      kuva.m - ind inter
      - where?
      giita.m - n-a/nom/sg - singing
      kuva.m - ind inter
      - where?
      vaadita.m - n-a/nom/sg - music
      kuva.m - ind inter
      - where?
      akkhaana.m - n-a/nom/sg - recitation
      kuva.m - ind inter
      - where?
      paa.nissara.m - gen TP cpd, n-a/nom/sg - hand-clapping
      paa.ni - m-i/stem - hand
      sara.m (ssara.m: sandhi dup) - m-a/nom/sg - sound [BothRhys Davids' PED and Buddhadatta's Concise PED show that sara in sense of sound ismasculine, yet the usage here with ending -a.m
      in nominative case indicates neuter.]
      kva - ind inter-where?
      kumbhathuuna.m (kumbhathuunan: sandhi assim) - n-a/nom/sg - a kind of drum
      ti - ind - (end-quote)
      ime - dem
      pro, m/nom/pl - these
      kho - ind emph enc - indeed
      gahapati-putta - gen TP cpd *, m-a/voc/sg- O young householder
      cha - num
      adj, m/nom/pl - six
      aadiinavaa - m-a/nom/pl - dangers
      samajjaabhicara.ne - loc TP cpd *, n-a/loc/sg - in frequenting fairs and festivals
      10. "These are the six dangers inherent in habitual partying: Youconstantly seek, 'Where's the dancing? Where's the singing? Where's the music?Where are the stories? Where's the applause? Where's the drumming?'

      Withmetta,
      John








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