Introduction to Sanskrit, Part 1

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1996 - Sanskrit language - 386 pages
Introduction to Sanskrit, in two volumes is designed to open the door to India`s rich spiritual literature. This self-teaching guide presents Sanskrit pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary in simple and systematic steps, allowing students to easily master the fundamentals of this enchanting language. The text gently leads the beginner through small steps with clear, concise explanations. Each lesson includes instruction in alphabet, grammar, and vocabulary, with easy practice exercises at the end. Also included is a reading from the Bhagavad-Gita and Sanskrit quotations from the R.K. Samhita, Upanisads, Yoga Sutras, Brahma Sutra, and Manu Smrti.
 

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User Review  - FionaLiddle - LibraryThing

Some inconsistencies between exercises and answers, and a few errors too. However they're easy to recognise and to work out, e.g. an exercise asking you to translate the word 'deer' without specifying ... Read full review

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I wish I knew about this textbook when I first started studying Sanskrit. I great starter text for those wanting to study Sanskrit. Very clear and easy to follow. Exercise answers included in the book. Read full review

Contents

LESSON TWO
8
The first ten consonants in devanāgari
23
LESSON FOUR
31
LESSON FIVE
41
LESSON SIX
54
More nouns in a
67
More nouns in a
75
LESSON EIGHT
86
Vocabulary Nouns in i
178
LESSON FOURTEEN
181
Verb prefixes and the imperfect active
188
More verbs
195
LESSON SIXTEEN
204
Nouns in an more adjectives
214
Nouns ending in ș the future tense
220
LESSON EIGHTEEN
228

LESSON NINE
107
Vocabulary Verbs in the middle voice
113
LESSON TEN
125
LESSON ELEVEN
141
Feminine nouns
150
LESSON TWELVE
156
Vocabulary Nouns in i
166
Nouns in u more adjectives
238
ANSWERS TO EXERCISES
242
TABLES Masculine a
298
VOCABULARY
328
ENGLISHSANSKRIT VOCABULARY
342
READING FROM THE BHAGAVAD GITĀ
371
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