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LINGUIST List 17.1182

Thu Apr 20 2006

Books: Historical Ling/Morphology/Syntax: Baum

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        1.    Keetje van den Heuvel, The Imperative in the Rigveda: Baum

Message 1: The Imperative in the Rigveda: Baum
Date: 18-Apr-2006
From: Keetje van den Heuvel <lotlet.uu.nl>
Subject: The Imperative in the Rigveda: Baum

Title: The Imperative in the Rigveda
Series Title: LOT Dissertation Series
Published: 2006
Publisher: Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke

Book URL: http://www.lotpublications.nl

Author: Daniel Baum, Leiden Center for Linguistics (ULCL)
Electronic: ISBN: 9789076864938 Pages: 204 Price: U.S. $ free
Paperback: ISBN: 9789076864938 Pages: 204 Price: Europe EURO 22.12

This work investigates the form and function of the imperative in the
Rigveda. All of the forms of the imperative are covered from a
morphological, syntactical and semantic standpoint. There is a
comprehensive section on stem-ablaut and accentuation, as well as an
individual treatment of each verb ending. Special forms such as those in
-tāt and -si have sections devoted to them, as do the modal aorist

The relationship between the present and aorist imperatives is discussed in
a completely new light. The aorist imperative is shown to be a moribund
archaism at the time of the Rigveda - more so in the late tenth book -
which functions as a metrical variant of the present imperative, with no
functional difference existing between the two forms. An exception to this
is fixed formulae, in which the ancient, pre-Vedic difference between these
forms is preserved.

Finally, in the index of attested forms, there is a treatment of every
attested imperative form in the Rigveda. All attested imperative forms are
noted, their grammatical classification, and their frequency. Many verbs
are discussed in detail, and copious examples from the text are given.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): None ()
Language Family(ies): Indo-Iranian

Written In: English (eng )

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