The Bride's Mirror
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...to the difference in construction of the two sentences. (34.) chipa-e baithi rah.tih.ai, 'remains seated in the act of covering (them under her wing?).' Both 'baithi' and 'chipa-e' are past participles (the latter of 'chipana, ' the causal of 'chipna ' to hide); 'baithi' agrees with the subject, but ' mipa-e ' is used adverbially. (35.)-ek dana milta hai, to. The word '-agar' or 'jo' must be supplied before '-ek.' The indicative is used here, because although the sentence is hypothetical, the hypothesis is not postulated. The author does not say 'if she were to get a grain of corn, she would give it to the chickens, ' but 'if (or when) she does get one, she does give it.' (36.) nanhe nanhe baccon ko. The repetition of ' nanhe ' simply implies excessive smallness just as we say ' tiny tiny/ (37.) god men-utha-e, lit. 4 in the state of having mounted (it) on her lap, ' i.e. ' with the child mounted on her lap.' In a sitting posture, 'god' precisely answers to 'lap, ' but when the mother has risen, the position of the child is at one side of her waist, with its legs astride of her hip, and its arms round her shoulder, while her arm supports its back. of in what we call the plural, when only one is intended, in the same way as the English say ' You are' for ' Thou art.' 1 An affirmative element must even accompany a negative, e. g. 'na karta = were (I, &c.) not to do'; na kiya, ' 1 sappose (I, &c.) have not done.' '(I, &c.) am not doing' is 'nahin karta '; '(By me, &c.) is not done ' is ' nahin kiya/ nahin being often used in the sense of ' is not.' (38.) thapak thapak kar. Here the repetition of the word implies long continued action. (39.) wuhi dudh jis ko. The antecedent of c jis ko ' is not, as would at first sight...
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