[Pali] Re: Pali Day by Day 1/31/2005 [D104]
>Hi,I could see the above being written:
>All the apostrophes/single-quotes in 10 are giving me fits. My text
>actually includes a fourth one after the question mark. Could
>someone let me know if they serve some purpose other than causing
>--- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, "Ong Yong Peng" <ypong001@y...> wrote:
>> An Elementary Pali Course
>> Exercise 13-A: Translate into English.
> > 10. Ko jaanaati 'ki.m'eso karissatii'ti?
>> who / knows / what / he / will do
> > "Who knows what he will do?"
10. Ko jaanaati 'ki.m eso karissatii' ti?
Then the single-quotes are just being used to mark the scope of the
phrase nominalized by the word iti. This can be helpful at times.
Apostrophes are also used to mark elided vowels, as in: yena bhagavaa
ten' upasa.mkami. ten' = tena with the short a elided by sandhi.
However this latter function doesn't apply above. So the apostrophe
in ki.m'eso above seems spurious to me.
Both employments of apostrophes are optional editorial conventions.
- 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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