The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: Megasthenes (Strabo xv. 60), Cleitarchiis (Strabo xv. 70), Q. Curtius, viii. ix. 33. 1 Mr. Burgess's Report for 1874-6 reached me on the 15th February, 1877. a few days only before the Meeting of the Royal Asiatic Society at winch this paper was read. These paper-impressions are now deposited in the Library of the India Office. The Sanskrit-speaking Aryans discarded, in its favour, the old Phoenician character they had learnt, laboriously transformed, and finally adapted to the requirements of their own tongue, during their passage through the narrow valleys of the Himalaya, and their subsequent residence on the southern slopes of the range, in the Sapta Sindhu or Punjab, which scheme of writing would appear to have answered to the term of the Yarandiii lipi of Panini and the earlier Indian grammarians. In this second process of adaptation, the Aryans had to repudiate the normal ethnographic sequence of the short and long vowels, to add two consonants of their own (jj, Tj) utterly foreign to the local alphabet, and to accept from that alpha-Let a class of letters, unnpcded for the definition of Aryan tongues; an inference which is tested and proved by the fact that accomplished linguists of our age and nationality are seldom competent to pronounce or orally define the current Indian cerebrals.1 1 Prinsep's Essays (Murray, 1858), pp. ii. 43, 144, 151, etc. Buruonf, Ya-na. p. cxlv. Bopp's Grammar (Eastwick), i. 14. Lassen, " Essni sur le Pali," 11. 15. J.R.A.S., o.s. X. 63; XII. 236; XIII. 108; XV. 19; N.s. I. 467: V.423. J.A.S. Beng., 1863, p. 158; 1867, p. 33. Journ. Bom. Branch R.A.S., 1868, p. 41. Ancient Indian Weiglite (Nnmismnta Oricntalia, Part i. Triibner, 1874, pp. 3, 8, 21, 48. Numismatic Chronicle, 1863, p. 226. Caldwll, more

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  • English
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