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Hiroshi Kumamoto

« The concluding verses of a ‘Lyrical poem in Khotanese’ », in : Ryutaro Tsuchida and Albrecht Wezler, eds., Harānandalaharī: volume in honour of Professor Minoru Hara on his seventieth birthday. Reinbeck, Wezler, 2000, pp. 143-154.

Book review by Mauro Maggi

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1M. J. Dresden, « A lyrical poem in Khotanese. Part 1: Text », in: Beiträge zur Indienforschung Ernst Waldschmidt zum 80. Geburtstag gewidmet, Berlin, 1977, 81-103, provided a synoptic edition with facsimiles of the six partly overlapping manuscripts that preserve a love poem in Late Khotanese. The text is difficult to interpret because we know Khotanese chiefly from Buddhist texts. Kumamoto carries on the work begun by his teacher and offers a commented edition and translation of verses 22-29. 22d: the alternative translation ‘that is leading me and (my) lover astray every day’ would account for the conjunction rri and make the relative clause easier. 26d: in the translation, add ‘Also’ (ra) before ‘Prince Kīcaka’. 29c: emend sna to s<o>na (this was probably the reading of the source manuscript: o misread as ) or better to s<au>na as no o occurs in P2956 (cf. the brother’s name upaysauna) and translate ‘Sunda and Upasunda’; here n is Gāndhārī from Old Indo-Aryan nd.

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Mauro Maggi. Hiroshi Kumamoto, « « The concluding verses of a ‘Lyrical poem in Khotanese’ », in : Ryutaro Tsuchida and Albrecht Wezler, eds., Harānandalaharī: volume in honour of Professor Minoru Hara on his seventieth birthday. Reinbeck, Wezler, 2000, pp. 143-154. », Abstracta Iranica [Online], Volume 24 | 2003, document 14, Online since 05 January 2010, connection on 19 May 2019. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/abstractairanica/34180

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