Re: nappamajjati - not negligent?
- dhamma friends,
one possible explanation is pr>pp = na + pra + mada + ya + ti. 'pr' is still found in sanskrit and other indo-aryan languages. 'r' of 'pr' is lost in Pali. The Pali grammarians do not explain in this way though.
May You all be well and happy
- Hello Jayarava and friends,
In Norman's translation of the Dhammapada, in his note for v.259, he directs the reader's attention to verses 8, 128, 168, 172 and 177, where there is the same consonant doubling of p before na as in v.259 (pamajjati to nappamajjati) after what he calls the 'proclitic' use of na. So the formation seems to be a regular phonological feature in Pali.
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