dvanda compound = two or more members instead of being connected with the participle 'ca' getting joined together and function as copulative compound. Examples nāmarūpaṃ (mentality-materiality); samaṇabrāhmaṇā (ascetics & brahmins)
tappurisa compound = cases where the first member depends on the second (dependent compounds). Example sīlasampanno (perfection of morality); bhikkusaṅgho (community of monks); dukkhasamudayo (arising of suffering); kālaṃkato (end of time)
MN 18 is a very good example but this might be against the view of a dvanda compound and might support my considering of a tappurisa compound. Below translations of the compound papañcasaññāsaṅkhā:rightviewftw wrote: ↑Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:37 amthe statement suggested for translation also makes sense and would seem very reasonable and supported by Sutta thus;What one perceives, one thinks about. What one thinks about, one objectifies. Based on what a person objectifies, the perceptions & categories of objectification assail him/her with regard to past, present, & future forms cognizable via the eye.
Yatonidānaṃ, bhikkhu, purisaṃ papañcasaññāsaṅkhā samudācaranti
Mendicant, a person is beset by concepts of identity that emerge from the proliferation of perceptions. - Sujato
the origin of the number (saṅkhā) of perceptions and obsessions which assail a man - Horner
the source, perceptions and notions [born of] mental proliferation beset a man - Bodhi
the perceptions & categories of objectification assail him/her - Thanissaro
yaṃ vedeti taṃ sañjānāti, yaṃ sañjānāti taṃ vitakketi, yaṃ vitakketi taṃ papañceti
What you feel, you perceive. What you perceive, you think about. What you think about, you proliferate.
yaṃ papañceti tatonidānaṃ purisaṃ papañcasaññāsaṅkhā samudācaranti
What you proliferate about is the source from which a person is beset by concepts of identity that emerge from the proliferation of perceptions. (Sujato)
Based on what a person objectifies, the perceptions & categories of objectification assail him/her (Thanissaro)
what obsesses one is the origin of the number of perceptions and obsessions which assail a man (Horner)
With pananca as source, perceptions and notions [born of] mental proliferation beset a man - Bodhi
Bhikkhu Bodhi's footnote says he questionably decided to treat "saññāsaṅkhā" as a dvanda compound thus perceptions and notions.
But Bhikkhu Sujato, has appeared to treat papañcasaññā as a tappurisa compound (although in the reverse order as usually treated) thus proliferation of perceptions; even though in SN 40.1 Sujato treated saññāmanasikārā as a dvanda compound.
I prefer Horner's literal translation.