Tuesday, February 3, 2009

desiderata, desiderivative - dhaa-iSi-dhaara-t, dhaa-iSi-dhaar-at-iive

desiderata - dhaa-iSi-dhaar-at

Many people have clearly speaking "d" and "dh", and often confuse the sounds, in speaking as well as in listening. This is about the difference sounds with Aspiration and Unaspiration, besides their Hard and Soft Variants, like "ta, th, da, dha" series. So one also hear and speak "t" as "d", assuming they do not have "a" sound.

dha - "to hold on to", "bestowing", "granting", "having", "placing". We assume "a" is not built into "h".
dha-a - to make verb into noun or to get next grade vowel "a".

iSi - to wish, to desire. "a" and "i" make it "e", and "aa" and "i" make it "ae". So look like "a" is assumed to be built in, or there is no extra "a", and that is why it is called the most confusing sound in the languages.

dhaara - "thread of thought". So "dhaaraN", "to hold on to", and "dhaaraNaa". "thinking pattern" are connected and are Active Present Participles, the prior being Singular, and the other being the Generic. "dharaat" makes it the weak root compared to "dhaaraN", or a Past Participle, but it should have joining "i" , usually.

"dhaa-iSi-dhaara-t" - means "the thread of thought to hold onto something, to be granted or to be bestowed". This is what the word means.


Here "ive" is like the suffix for "like" or "as if". So the meaning is "the thread of thought to hold on to be granted, bestowed or granted as if (it is going to happen)". This is what it means in Grammer.