Re: bax & brx
|From:||Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, January 5, 2005, 19:45|
H. S. Teoh wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 04, 2005 at 10:20:35PM +0100, Benct Philip Jonsson wrote:
>>Ray Brown wrote:
>>>I propose that BrScA be named _bax_ /'baSa/ (it must, if you recall, have
>>>the written shape CVC0. The _b_ and _x_ are suggested by B-Sc; the vowel
>>>_a_ seems a reasonable vocalization of -r-.
>>Not at all bad seeing that _bhaa.sa_ /b_h\A:s`@/ is "language"
>>in Sanskrit! :)
> No kidding. Is that where the Malay word "bahasa" came from, a
> borrowing from Indic langs perhaps?
Exactly. _Bhaasa_ is the Prakrit form.
Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se
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