Pali Day by Day 09/08/2004 [D046]
- An Elementary Pali Course
Exercise 5-B: Translate into Pali.
13. Friends are not going away from the city today.
mittaa / na nikkhamanti / nagarasmaa / ajja
Ajja mittaa nagarasmaa na nikkhamanti.
14. We are coming from home on foot.*
maya.m / aagacchanti / gharamhaa / paadehi
Maya.m paadehi gharamhaa aagacchanti.
15. From where do you buy goods now?
kuhi.m? / tva.m / ki.naasi / bha.ndaani / idaani
Kuhi.m idaani tva.m bha.ndaani ki.naasi?
16. Men in the city are giving clothes and medicine to the
naraa / nagare / denti / vatthe ca / osadha.m ca /
Nagare naraa gilaanaana.m vatthe ca osadha.m ca denti.
* Use the instrumental.
- 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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