संस्कृतलेखनम्, लिपयः, शिलालेखाः
Sanskrit, Scripts, Inscriptions
Internet Chat at 05:44 on Tuesday22nd Oct 2013
Devarajan: Hi Sir
Devarajan: PraNAms, h r u /
me: namaste ! very fine Sir
Devarajan: some doubts. r u busy ?
Devarajan: What is the first ever Samskrita work ?
What was the Script used to write that ?
What was the very first Samskrita stone inscription ?
me: Scripts like ब्राह्मी are also said to have been used. I do not know about very first stone inscription
me: Maybe सत्यमेव जयते is a stone inscription on the Ashoka pillar. I visited and have seen the Ashoka Pillar couple of times. But it did not occur to me to see the inscription on it.
Devarajan: oh ! someone says Buddha Carita was da 1st work
me: Ashoka Pillar is just next to Kutb Minar in Delhi
me: I think Buddha Charita is more like various incarnations of Buddha and is also known as जातक-कथा I guess they are more like Amar-katha kind of stories inscribed by pictures.
Devarajan: mm ! but vEdAngas were written in a language they must ‘ve some script
me: Interestingly, Uttar-Ramacharita is based on Laxman showing to Rama, pictorial inscriptions of his biography !
Devarajan: only vedas had oral tradition
me: I realized importance of oral tradition, when I came to learn that letter अ can be pronounced in 18 different ways. It has different meaning in every different way.
Devarajan: yes, u may write abt da importance of oral tradition in da mailing list
me: I started a new blog संस्कृतचर्चा I think this chat fits in well there.
Devarajan: u may discuss abt Vyutpattis also
me: Yes व्युत्पत्ति-s is also a good topic.
Devarajan: other lists fail 2 give importance to it
me: Which other lists ?
me: There was a good discussion about grammatical derivation of the word अकुर्वत in first shloka in Geetaa !
Shri. Nityananad Mishra gave a long derivation. It was like proving a theorem in Geometry and putting at the end QED !
Devarajan: oh, very nice
Devarajan: ஒக் ப்ல்
sorry ! ok pl
me: I could read ஒக் ப்ல் ! was fine with ok ! was wondering what ப்ல் meant. That was “pl” !
Devarajan: oh great ! u can read Tamil also !)
me: Somewhat ! I have to read every word twice. First as the letters stand then how they are meant to be pronounced. Typical problem is with words like கங்கா I would first read it as कंका then as गंगा
Devarajan: க stands for all alpa prANa & mahAprANa
me: Tamil has very few alphabets. That is the problem Possibly there is no “s” Often cement is written as சிமென்ட் चिमेण्ट् in first reading.
Devarajan: yes, now they object use of ஸ, as it is a Grantha script
me: I made a comment on purpose of a script when discussing विसर्गविषये
Devarajan: grantha unicode approval is in mess now
me: Somebody had started teaching Grantha script. I shall have to check up who that was.
Devarajan: there was a request 4 guidance in Grantha script in da list
me: It was a site of the person.
Devarajan: oh, i do not know
me: I shall have to go thru’ history of my mail-box
me: There seems to be also a email@example.com
Devarajan: ok Sir ! bye, tc, raam raam
me: Bye ! सुदिनमस्तु !