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Pali and Sanskrit

Postby PadmaPhala » Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:29 am

can Pali be considered as simply a phonetically simplified sanskrit.

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Re: Pali and Sanskrit

Postby cooran » Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:58 am

Hello Vincenzi,

There is a previous thread on this:
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=3215

And here is an entry from the Encyclopedia Brittanica:
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/top ... i-language

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Re: Pali and Sanskrit

Postby PadmaPhala » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:04 am

thanks, what about buddhist hybrid sanskrit?
it is samskrita not sanskrit... nevermind.

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Re: Pali and Sanskrit

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:45 am

Vincenzi wrote:thanks, what about buddhist hybrid sanskrit?
it is samskrita not sanskrit... nevermind.

the spelling with an m you are using probably has a dot above or below it, this is often changed to a standard n.
Sangha is sometimes spelt with the dotted m also.
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