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Saṅkhāra rendered as

Postby daverupa » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:14 am

:thinking:

saṅkhāra --> ""

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Stressing com-PILE tends to be the verb form, while stressing COM-pile indicates the noun. The word is also directly related in its two aspects, com/san (together) and pile/khara (build).

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Re: Saṅkhāra rendered as

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:27 am

"Saṅkhāra rendered as" depends upon the context.

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Re: Saṅkhāra rendered as

Postby daverupa » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:30 am

Well, this is true of course. But native speakers of the language used one word, so a proper understanding of contextual differences notwithstanding, I sought one word in English to stand for the appropriate denotative-connotative realm.

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Re: Saṅkhāra rendered as

Postby Sam Vara » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:44 pm

I think rendering it as "compile" is as neat and elegant as it is possible to get, but misses an aspect which will be important to some readers. This is the use of Sankhara as "determinant", or "necessary condition" which Nanavira outlines in "A note on Paticcasamuppada". That from which some other thing cannot be separated, etc.

The term "compile" would need to be more active in its noun form ("COMpile") in order to accommodate this, I think.


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