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It will be fairly misplaced in an straight forward Gram mar to go into right into a lengthy dialogue in regards to the age and beginning of the Pali language. a number of phrases at the topic should be enough: Kuhn, following Westergaard, holds Pfili to be the vernacular of Ujjein, the capital of Mz'ilava on the time whilst Mahinda, the son of Asoka, took the sacred Canon with him to Ceylon (beitrage, p. nonetheless, Oldenberg, rejecting that culture, considers Pali to be the unique language of the Kalinga state (vinaya pitaka, advent, p. Liv). He compares the language of the massive inscription at Khandagiri (cunningham, Corpus Inscriptionum, i. And unearths basically little or no distinction among this and the pah. From this he con cludes that there should have been, a few hundred and fifty years sooner than Mahinda, a common sex among Kalinga and the island; actually, that the faith, including its language, was once introduced over from there to Ceylon.
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