Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Levels of Language - 'the threefold speech'

The three levels of language, traditionally accepted by the Grammarians, are mentioned in 
the Vakyapadiya, in kārikā 1. 134 [142].
“This (i.e. grammar) is the wonderful ultimate abode of the threefold speech which is divided into the various levels vaikhari, madhyamā and paśyanti.” 

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