Thursday, April 17, 2008

Virlie - Viir-il and Viir-al

The word "virile", comes from the Sanskrit verb root "viir", with no "a" sound in the letter "r". The root is made from "vi" and "R" or "ri" - which is a cerebral vowel (tounge rolled backwards towards the base of the throat and then say the sound "ri") and it becomes "ir" if the root is ending with vowel "ri", as per one rule of Conjugated Classes of Verbs, including Class 1 from which the root belongs. (When making the base root, for most of the verb classes, where some modification rules are necessary to make a new base for a verb class, before it is conjugated according to tense, mood, passive, and mood variations of suffixes for Single, Dual, Plural, First Person, Second and Third Person). So the root base is now "viir" - and it means to split, to break into pieces, divide asunder. etc. This is because of the prefix "vi" modifies the root "ri", which has the meaning of "to go", and "vi" prefix will modify the meaning which makes it something "that is opposite", or "that undergoes" the verb following (there are variations but the purpose of the prefixes are to change the meanings, from strengthening them with same meaning, to more opposite and more subtle meanings). The same root is there in Class 10 of the Verbs, and it means, to overpower, to subdue, to be powerful, brave and valiant. The noun is "Viira', which in English spelling should be "Vir" (like Ram in Sanskrit/Hindi gets corrupted as Rama as English letters have build in sound of "a", which Sanskrit lacks and has to be explicitly added with a vowel to get a sound out). The adjective would be "viir-il' or "viir-al", and the corruption becomes "virile".