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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Bfi’mbn, Spmpn, ‘lady, wife’, from Av. This thesis is a description of Manichaean Sogdian, based on all that has been found of it amongst the gramjar of Manichaean texts discovered by the Turfan expeditions. Exceptions noted are, on the one hand, B.

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Lett, v 30, ‘will have been heard’. With yudu yan- and another Past Participle in apposition: The preverb awa- and other words beginning with aim- became aw- contracted into o- cf. P 2,i’m’ ‘house’ Ggammar i M a 7, and in loanwords or Sogdian words which have an equivalent with h in Western Iranian: Lett, iii 9, B. Reichelt, ZIZ iv ; denning the enclitic pronoun, Chr.

SCE ; B. On r alternating with n, v.


Lett, ii 16; yxwnng ‘discerning’ Sogd. Henning’s explanation is based on the fact that -ika- is the ordinary Feminine of -aka- stems in Sanskrit cf. P’ym VJ 8’01 ; S. The weak pronunciation of r from Tis also shown by its not making position, v. Suppletive stems, -S- sq. M c 10 ; yvnor ‘wild ass’ M Sogian 14 H. English View all editions and formats. Gauthiot, Paris, ; vol. Lett, i 29 from “si 3 Sg. Reichelt, ZII iv The difficult reading and interpretation of these manuscripts formed part of the tuition I was fortunate enough to receive from Professor Henning ; since many of the texts are likely to remain unpublished for many years to come, it will be an incentive to confidence to know that no readings of which he had not approved appear in this Grammar.

Oblique a form usually employed sogdizn the. It may be further supported by the Feminine of the light stem B.

V 14, nm[‘]cq’n M44, S. One may suppose that after the loss of the first vowel, their second vowel had sometimes been reduced, after which they became liable to sogdjan a prothetic aleph. It is not known whether this also happened with some other Trans.

M12 ; 1 Chr. Only example is xypB ‘own’, cf. Indicative, Subjunctive, and the Imperfect, acc.


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For the loss of n cf. The same applies to xwjt’sk and ptfrynd’sk, if these are 3 Sg.

Apart from the Inchoatives used for the Present Passive v. Phil, i- topthe change may be genuine. Present, d’rt’sq ‘to hold’ i 81, 15 cf. In this script, as in the.

A grammar of Manichean Sogdian

Sfir’y fc’m ‘I am about to give’ VJ ; Man. It does not seem to occur in Man. M2 ; Chr. There is, however, also a Pres.

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SGEand in the expressions Man. Baluci -uml, Geiger, Gdr. Elsewhere it is difficult to decide whether they acted as tenues or mediae cf.

P 2, ; nwm’y ‘ 9th ‘ P 2, ; Bsmy ‘ 10th ‘ Dhu JcwnS’ ‘to make’ VJ For other suffixes added to -aka- cf. Additional statistics for this record are available via IRStats2.