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Who knew? Ko jaññā?

TIL: jaññā is third person optative of jānāti. I confess, I always thought it was a present participle. I mean, maybe I knew the correct form at some point, but I’ve always translated it as present participle.

Ko jaññā?

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The joys of Pali!
Presumably this is a later form with the root final -n becoming palatalised by assimilation to an ending -eyya, which in turn was simplified to -ā.

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