Sanskrit Grammar

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Courier Corporation, 2003 - Foreign Language Study - 551 pages
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As Latin is key to the study of Western classics, Sanskrit is the gateway to understanding ancient Indian literature. One of the few Sanskrit grammars currently available, this meticulously researched and thoughtfully assembled guide to the language's basics will prove invaluable to students of Indian culture and history. Focusing on the fundamentals of Sanskrit as revealed in literary classics, the text follows the forms and constructions of the older language, as exhibited in the Veda and the Brahmana. It begins with an introduction of the Sanskrit alphabet, followed by a treatment of the accent - its changes in combination and inflection, and the tone of the individual words. Succeeding chapters discuss declension, conjugation, parts of speech, and formation of compound stems. A helpful appendix, Sanskrit index, and general index conclude the text.

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VH PRONOUNS Personal 186 Demonstrative 188 Interrogative 185199
PansmrSrsrsm 227278
T PsnrscrSrsrsu 279296
Perfect Tense 279 Perfect Psrticiple 291 Modes
TaeFuronnSrsrnus 330339

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Leonard Bloomfield
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The late William Dwight Whitney was Professor of Sanskrit in Yale University, Knight of the Prussian Order Pour le Merite, Corresponding Member of the Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres of the Institute of France, etc., and Editor-in-Chief of The Century Dictionary, an Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language.

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