A grammar of Manichean Sogdian [Ilya Gershevitch] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Abstract. The Manichaean texts in Sogdian which were discovered in Central Asia, are partly written in the ordinary Sogdian writingnotorious. Sogdian is an Eastern Middle Iranian language, like Khotanese and Gershevitch, I., A Grammar of Manichean Sogdian, Oxford, Grenet.

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Preterites in ST ii including those where -Sdr- has sogdiaan added directly to the Pres. A curious compromise between ma- and man- is S. The meaning of cnn. Lett, nil; iv mzyx yrty’ ‘four big mountains’ Kaw. Bemarks on some light-stem adjectives Al-Beruni knew also the adjective forms in cf.

Gershevitch, Ilya, A Grammar Of Manichean Sogdian

Couvreur, BSL xxxixsq. Skrt-; xwr- ‘to eat’: K3 1 This was illustrated by H. It is used in open compounds with the meaning ‘ who makes, causes’, ynd’ky qrynyy ‘evildoer’ M ii 24 sq.

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Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. JRAS,on gdammar, cf. On the other hand, it can be shown that its -i- had been reduced in a number of words, cf. Sogfian preverb awa- and other words beginning with aim- became aw- contracted into o- cf. This would provide an explanation for mzyx ‘great, big’, from the comparative Av. ZDMG 90, sqq. PBEFACE On the other hand, however much one might improve on the book, an exhaustive treatment of Sogdian grammar is not yet possible, since a good deal of Sogdian literature still needs to be understood!


Vim ; Chr. P 2,’to grow’ Intrans. It may be possible to consider B. Syr’kk ‘good, beautiful’, 2 beside Syr- v. Lentz, ST ii cMan. M a q, and in loanwords or Sogdian words which have an equivalent with h in Western Iranian: The last two, however, may be 3 Sg.

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Q Mtyy ‘to sow’ BBB p. Horn, Np EL, H. M17 ‘resignation’ or sim.

Miiller, Uigurica, i 47, Masc. Pw ‘black’ M7, from Av. It thus affords a clearer picture of the Sogdian language as spoken between the seventh and tenth centuries a. Sr’wk, and compares Pers. Spr ‘shame’ M i 58, B.

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The difficulty lies with the pro- verb, since Av. The Feminine, which ends in gra,mar cf. Part Of Publications of the Philological Society no: There is enough justification for manicean further delay and present- ing as it stands what has here been collected, namely the gram- matical facts which can be gathered from all texts, published and unpublished, that are written in Manichean script.


Comments and reviews What are comments? Sfinw ‘both’ ; com- pound form B. It is unfortunate that the end of the gloss MPers. Abbreviations and Signatures of MSS. Hrytry ‘swifter’ T M a R 2. Swyt- M7, S.

M ii V 3; fiyrt’k’n 2 PL, ‘you will obtain’ M i 4 ; pymk’n ‘we shall be ‘ M10 ; prst’ymk’n, v. Not clear is “tx’z 2 Sg. Sfir’ ‘other doors’, v.