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Re: Pali, etc. (was Re: Old Languages)

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Saturday, October 6, 2001, 5:53
In a message dated 04.10.2001 10:20:38 PM, boud@VALDYAS.ORG writes:

><SNiP> and the language 'feels' like a lively Sanskrit.
From what I have seen in "word-for-word" translations of Theravada Buddhist texts, I agree. My favourite is _The Dhammapada: A New English Translation with the Pali Text and the First English Translation of the Commentary's Explanation of the Verses With Notes Translated from Sinhala Sources and Critical Textual Comments_ translated by John Ross Carter and Mahinda Palihawadana, Oxford University Press, 1987 :) And from what Pali-influenced lexical borrowings I have seen in Bahasa Indonesia & Thai. czHANg