Sanskrit Manual: A Quick-reference Guide to the Phonology and Grammar of Classical Sanskrit
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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PHONOLOGY 1 The speechsounds
GRAMMAR A Nominals
Rules of internal sandhi for retroflexion
Vocalic gradation series
Declensional paradigms for nounsadjectives i Masculine
Irregular declensions of nounsadjectives i Masculine
Present and Imperfect
Verbal roots and the ten verb classes
Using the verb tables
Using the indexes
The speechsounds classified on articulatory criteria
Rules of external sandhi
Adjective types in the three genders
Comparison of adjectives by method 1
Comparison of adjectives by method 2
Declension of the numerals 1 to 10
Declension of the demonstratives
Declension of the pronouns
Conjugation of the verb nayati
Conjugational paradigms for the present and imperfect
Irregular conjugations in the present and imperfect
Conjugational paradigm for the precative 148
Index to verb endings
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