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Another Translation Question

Postby sherubtse » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:53 pm

In the _Pali Primer_, Lesson 6, the following sentence is given for translation:

"Vaa.nijaa gaame manussaana.m pi.takehi macche aaharanti."

The answers to this lesson translate it thus:

"The merchants bring fish in baskets to villages for the people."

Could this also be translated as:

"The merchants bring fish in men's baskets to the village."

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Re: Another Translation Question

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Re: Another Translation Question

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Re: Another Translation Question

Postby sherubtse » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:34 pm

Bhante, thank you very much for your help, again. :namaste:

I assume from your reply that "aaharati" is not one of those "verbs of motion" that require the destination to be in the accusative case (otherwise "gaame" would have to be in the accusative case).

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Re: Another Translation Question

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Re: Another Translation Question

Postby sherubtse » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:14 pm

Very true, Bhante.

Many thanks for your time and help with this. :namaste:

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Sherubtse


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