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Title: Prákrita Prakáśa or The Prakrit Grammar of Vararuchi
Written By: E. B. Cowell
URL: www.lincom-shop.eu
Series Title: LINCOM Orientalia
Description:

Prakrit is the general term, under which are comprised the various dialects
which appear to have arisen in India out of the corruption of the Sankrit. As the
word is used by the grammarians, it signifies 'derived', thereby to denote its
connection with the original Sanskrit. Later grammarians include many varieties
under the name, but most of these are probably the subtil refinements of a alter
age; as, the older the grammarian is, the fewer we find the dialects to be. The
oldest, Vararuchi, has only treated of four – the Máháráshtrí, the Mágadhí, the
Paisáchí, and the Śaurasení. Of these the first is considered by him as the
most important.

Its grammar is given in the first nine sections of the ‘Prákrita Prakáśa’, the
remaining three sections being severally devoted to the pecularities of the other
three dialects (Re-edition; originally published 1868 in London; written in
English).

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Typology
Indo-Aryan Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783862900886
Pages: 239
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