Pali Day by Day 09/07/2004 [D045]
- An Elementary Pali Course
Exercise 5-B: Translate into Pali.
9. Are you writing letters to the teachers today?
tumhe / likhatha / lekhane / aacariyaana.m / ajja
Ajja tumhe aacariyaana.m lekhane likhatha?
10. I am sending books home through the servant.
aha.m / pesemi / potthake / gharaaya / daasena
Aha.m daasena gharaaya potthake pesemi.
11. I see fruits on the trees in the garden.
aha.m / passaami / phalaani / rukkhesu / aaraame
Aha.m aaraame rukkhesu phalaani passaami.
12. The birds eat the seeds in the field.
saku.naa / bhuñjanti / biijaani / khette
Saku.naa khette biijaani bhuñjanti.
- 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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