How to say "and" in pali ?

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water drop, modified 5 Years ago.

How to say "and" in pali ?

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What is the word for "and" in pali ? if there is a word for it - if not how to say  " joe and bob "  " apples and oranges " ?
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Chris J Macie, modified 5 Years ago.

RE: How to say "and" in pali ?

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water drop:
What is the word for "and" in pali ? if there is a word for it - if not how to say  " joe and bob "  " apples and oranges " ?


"joe bob "

"apples vā oranges vā"


I think 'or' ('ca') is used that way too.
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water drop, modified 5 Years ago.

RE: How to say "and" in pali ?

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Thank you very much
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Chris J Macie, modified 5 Years ago.

CORRECTION

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Got it wrong the first time. (not really fluent in Pali, but have sources, tools to find things out)

'Ca' is the "copulative" conjunction word -- "and":
"joe ca bob ca"
"apples ca oranges ca"

'' it the "disjunctive" conjunction word -- "or":
"joe bob "
"apples vā oranges vā"

In both cases, the conjunction follows each term in the list. It's like they're saying "Joe and Bob too".

Here's a good source, a grammar book in PDF one can download:
http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/paligram.pdf
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water drop, modified 5 Years ago.

RE: How to say "and" in pali ?

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thanks for the correction

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