[Advaita-l] On sanskrit grammar on the ongoing online grammar class

Shyam Subramanian shyamsub at gmail.com
Tue Aug 9 10:51:59 CDT 2011

Sri Srikanta,

Can you explain how cit+AbhAsa becoming cidAbhAsa is guNa sandhi ? Where is
the guNa here? As has been pointed out, guNa sandhi can only be ac-sandhi
(or svara sandhi) since guNa (by the very second sUtra "ade~N guNa:" in the
ashTAdhyAyI) refers to "a,e,o". cit becoming cid is due to "jhalAM jaSonte"
which, incidentally, is in the hal-sandhi prakaraNa in the


On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 7:51 PM, Srikanta Narayanaswami <
srikanta.narayanaswami at yahoo.com> wrote:

> 3) आ􀆥ुणः 6.1.87विृ 􀆣
> पूवर्परयोरवणार्चोः ःथान एको गुण आदेशो भवित ।
> preceding (long or short)
> single substitute of a
> _______________________________________________________________-
> As per the rules presented above,the word"Chidabhasa"is formed by the
> combination of two words.chit+abhasa"is a "Gunasandhi.Similarly,the letter
> in a word ending with"E"is replaced by 'Ee"Similarly,the word"Atmaishwara"is
> formed by two words,"Atma"+Ishwara.Here the first letter"I"in Ishwara is
> modified as
> "Ee",as per the above sutra as per Gunasandhi.
> N.Srikanta.
>  : अवणातर् ् परो योऽच ् , अिच च पूव􀈾 योऽवणःर् , तयोःIn place of aअ letter
> and a following अच ्letter, there is aगुण letter (अ, ए, ओ - see sutra 1.1.2
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