Aṣṭādhyāyī of Pāṇini
Panini`s grammar of sanskrit written in the sixth century B.C., is the earlist linguistic description of the language and is the source and inspiration for the development of comparative philosophy and modern linguistics. The Astadhyayi remains the most correct and complete grammer ever written and is considered a model for all grammars. Simotra M. Katre`s expert translation fo the Astadhyayi is the first English translation of the work to use Roman transliteration for the sanskrit text. Not only scholars of sanskrit but also general linguists will find accessible this new presentation fo the classic work which relies letters, italics, and small capitals to visually present the operation of Panini`s metalinguistic technique.
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1-substitutes are introduced 1.2 a verbal 1.2 the verbal 3.1.2 nominal stems 3.1.2 the nominal 76 affix a-syd action noun action noun 18 affixes 3.1.1 introduced Aorist ardhadhatuka Atmanepada 1-substitutes BahuvrThi compound bears the udatta class of nominal co-occurring after 1.1.67 co-occurring before 1.1.66 compound 1.3 consonant denote a karaka denote the agent denote the sense domain of Chandas dpatyam Dvigu expression final member GHaN gotra guna initial increment 1.1.46 initial syllable inserted introduced after 3.1.2 kft 1.93 affix Ktva Lopa n.pr NamuL nominal stem 4.1.1 NyaT optionally vibhasa Parasmaipada particle penultimate preverb prior member replaces the anga replaces the whole second sUP triplet semivowel seventh sUP triplet short vowel siglum similarly sixth sUP triplet stem 4.1.1 ending stem l.l substitute element substitute morpheme substitute phoneme taddhita 1.76 affix taddhita 76 tatpurusa Tatpurusa compound thaK third sUP triplet triplet to denote udatta accent 64 verbal stem 1.91