Sanskrit Manual: A Quick-reference Guide to the Phonology and Grammar of Classical Sanskrit

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1994 - Sanskrit language - 254 pages
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This book is designed to serve as a convenient quick-reference guide to the grammar of Classical Sanskrit for the use of university students and others. It is not intended to be a complete grammar of the language. Rather, its purpose is to pre-sent, mainly in the form of easily read tables, essential reference information such as the rules of sandhi, the declensional and con-jugational paradigms, and the principal parts of major verbs.

About two-thirds of the book consists of tables. The remainder is text, with advice on how to use the tables and explanations of the grammatical information has been abstracted, with substantial modification of the presentation, from existing Sanskrit grammars, especially those of Whitney, MacDonell, and Kale. An exception is the set of three indexes: Index to verb stems, Index to verb endings, and Index to noun endings(Tables 28-30). These probably have no counterpart elsewhere.

The manual originated as a set of photocopied notes which was supplied, as a supplement to existing textbooks, to first and second year students of Sanskrit in the Department of Studies in Religion at the University of Queensland. Over a period of seven years those notes were progressively modified and expanded until they became the present fairly comprehensive reference work.
 

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Contents

PHONOLOGY 1 The speechsounds
1
Internal sandhi
5
Vocalic gradation
7
Alphabetic sequence
9
GRAMMAR A Nominals
11
Adjectives
14
Numerals
29
Demonstratives
32
Rules of internal sandhi for retroflexion
77
Vocalic gradation series
79
Declensional paradigms for nounsadjectives i Masculine
80
ii Neuter
84
iii Feminine
87
Irregular declensions of nounsadjectives i Masculine
90
ii Neuter
95
iii Feminine
96

B Verbs
34
Present and Imperfect
41
Perfect
47
Aorist
50
Precative
53
Periphrastic future
54
Passive voice
55
Secondary conjugations
56
Participles
59
Nonfinite verbforms
63
Verbal roots and the ten verb classes
64
Using the verb tables
65
Using the indexes
68
The speechsounds classified on articulatory criteria
73
Rules of external sandhi
74
Ambiguous sandhis
76
Adjective types in the three genders
99
Comparison of adjectives by method 1
100
Comparison of adjectives by method 2
101
The numerals
102
Declension of the numerals 1 to 10
106
Declension of the demonstratives
108
Declension of the pronouns
110
Conjugation of the verb nayati
114
Conjugational paradigms for the present and imperfect
116
Irregular conjugations in the present and imperfect
126
Conjugational paradigm for the precative 148
207
Index to verb endings
232
to 30 71
242
Abbreviations
253
Bibliography
255
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