[Advaita-l] A Small Composition
svidyasankar at hotmail.com
Fri Mar 12 09:43:44 CST 2010
> >I notice that the Monier Williams dictionary says the form mAthayati
> >is found in the mahAbhArata, which also seems a bit strange. Why the
> >dIrgha in the first vowel?
> The general rule for forming causative verb stems is to use what grammar books call
> the "gunated" form and add "aya", if the root ends in a consonant. If the root ends
> in a vowel, then the root is "vriddhied" and "aya" is added to form the stem. There are
> exceptions. I mention a few. The root gam (to go) does not follow the "gunated" form.
Yes, that explains it. I had overlooked that the general rule is to use guNa/vRddhi when
forming the causative.
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