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.