BUISKOOL, Herman Eildert. Weerdinge 12.1.1884 — Leiden 11.8.1963. Dutch Indologist. In 1898-1902 studies of teacher training in Nijmegen and Arnhem. Was “at first a school-teacher and later a civil servant who was mostly engaged in committee work relating to the frequent proposals for spelling reform in Dutch” (Staal). In 1902-33 worked as teacher in Emmen, Utrecht and Amsterdam, in the 1920s also student of Faddegon at Amsterdam University. Ph.D. 1934 Amsterdam. In 1935-44 in the editorial staff of the Woordenboek der Nederlandse taal, then retired. In 1936-1938 also conservator of the Kern Institute at Leiden.
In his only book he “gave a penetrating analysis of some of the fundamental techniques of Pāṇini’s grammar, largely relating to the relative strength of rules and to the concept of asiddhatva” (Staal).
Publications: Diss. Pūrvatrāsiddham. Analytisch onderzoek aangaande het systeem der Tripādi van Pāṇini’s Aṣṭādhyāyī. 210 p. Amsterdam 1934. English version: The Tripādī, being an English Recast of Pūrvatrāsiddham (An Analytical-Synthetical Inquiry into the System of the Last Three Chapters of Pāṇini’s Aṣṭādhyāyī). 156 p. Ld. 1939.
– “Bahuvrīhi en zwakke adjectiefflexie”, Taal en Tongral 13, 1961, 63-66.
Sources: F. Staal, A Reader on the Sanskrit Grammarians. 1972, p. 273; Dutch Indology homepage (with further sources); *P. Verhagen, “H:B.: Sanskritist en lexicoloog”, H. van den Muyzenberg & T. de Bruijn (ed.), Waarom Sanskrit? Kern Institute Miscellanea 4. Leiden 1991, 30-36; photo in Sardesai.
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