Chapters: Shabdamanidarpana, Tripadi. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 20. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Shabhamanidarpana (Kannada: ), also spelled abdamaidarpaa, is a comprehensive and authoritative work on Kannada grammar authored by Kesiraja in 1260 CE. This work, which literally means "Jewel-mirror of Grammar," remains till now as the comprehensive and early authoritative work on Kannada grammar. The rules here are set forth in kanda metre and followed by a prose commentary in vrutti (illustrative commentary by the author himself) and is considered a writing of high value. Though Kesiraja followed the model of Sanskrit grammar of the Katantra school and that of earlier writings on Kannada grammar, his work has an originality of its own. Shabdamanidarpana is the earliest extant work of its kind, and narrates scientifically the principles of old Kannada language and is a work of unique significance. The text of Sabdamanidarpana starts with an invocation of the great poets of earlier generations who are to be authorities of Kesiraja as cited by him. In the very beginning of the Shabdamanidarpana, in Preface section, Kesiraja explains the significance of Grammar in the context of a language and its learning. In one of the aphorisms (stra) of Shabdamanidarpana, Kesiraja has given a list of forms ending in /-tu/ and /-du/ labelling them as guNavaachi (), the adjectives. Shabdamanidarpana is important from the view of lexicography. An attempt at lexicon-making is provided in several parts of the work. The work has the list of verbal roots and words containing and sounds. There is also a chapter called 'praygasra' where Kesiraja has quoted a number of rare words along with their meanings. Articulate sounds Inarticulate sounds ...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=1722065
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