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Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Metarules of Paninian Grammar. Vyadis Paribhasavrtti. Part I & II. Critical Text and Commentary
Written By: Dominik Wujastyk

If we consider Panini's grammar with it's four thousand rules and lists as a theory of the Sanskrit language (just as Newton's mechanics is a throy of the dynamics of physical objects) then we can test it. There are multitudes of corroborations, and a few wrong predictions. The paribhasas are the extra rules to correct the predictions. Introduces linguists to some of the complex issues in getting one of the best theories of grammar ever to actually work.

Publication Year: 1993
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
History of Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9069800349
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 304
Prices: 77.00