Re: [Pali] Lesson 9-- Question
- My understanding is that saddhi.m and saha, which denote the idea of being
"together", are used for animate (humans, animals) and abstract objects. A
dog, kukkura, is animate, and so should be accompanied with "saddhi.m or
"saha" when it is instrumental/instrumentative.
At 02:07 PM 12-10-01 -0800, you wrote:
>Jst a quick question--peace
>In Lesson 9, sentence number 6, the word SADHI.M togehter with KUKKURENA, dog.
>I thought SAHA and SADHI.M were used with humans. Is it customary also to use
>these words with animals? Or perhaps it's optional? Thanks-- Rene
- Dear Rene and friends,
both 'saha' and 'saddhi.m' mean 'together with'. It is used after a
noun in the instrumental case to express companionship. This is one
of the special uses of the instrumental case.
--- Rene Salm wrote:
In Lesson 9, sentence number 6, the word SADHI.M togehter with
KUKKURENA, dog. I thought SAHA and SADHI.M were used with humans. Is
it customary also to use these words with animals? Or perhaps it's
optional? Thanks-- Rene
> 6. Kumaaraa kukkurena saddhi.m kii.litvaa samudda.m gantvaa
> kumaaraa = boys (nom.)
> kukkurena = dog (ins.)
> saddhi.m = with (indec.)
> kii.litvaa = having played
> samudda.m = sea (acc.)
> gantvaa = having gone
> nahaayanti = bathe
> Ans: Boys, having played with the dog, go to the sea and bathe.