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Complete Sanskrit: A Teach Yourself Guide (Teach Yourself)

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Publisher Comments:

It's easy to teach yourself Sanskrit

Complete Sanskrit: A Teach Yourself Guide provides you with a clear and comprehensive approach to Sanskrit, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding and writing Sanskrit with confidence.

Within each of the 24 thematic chapters, important language structures are introduced through life-like dialogues. You'll learn grammar in a gradual manner so you won't be overwhelmed by this tricky subject. Exercises accompany the texts and reinforce learning.

Features: One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the basics of the language

About the Author

Michael Coulson taught Sanskrit at the University of Edinburgh. His classic work was edited by Professor Richard Gombrich and has been revised by James Benson, both of Oxford University.

Table of Contents

Preface / Introduction / Using this book / 1 The nagari script - Transliteration - Prosody - List of conjunct consonants / 2 Roots and verb classes - Nominative, accusative and vocative cases - Substantives and adjectives - Vowel gradation - Sandhi / 3 Nouns and pronouns - Word order - Dvandva compounds / 4 Past participle - Instrumental case - Past passive - Omission of pronouns - Adverbs of manner / 5 Dative, ablative, genitive, locative cases - Expressions of time - Pronominal adjectives - 'to be' - 'to have' - Absolutive / 6 Feminine gender - Determinative compounds - Prepositions - Action nouns / 7 Consonant stems - Causatives - Prefixes - Use of 'gata' / 8 Changeable consonant stems - Exocentric compounds - Predicative accusatives / 9 Stems - Past active participle - Polite forms of address - Denominatives / 10 Verbal suffix 'in' - Present participle - Imperative - Abstract nouns - Exclamations - Verbal nouns / 11 Periphrastic future - Passive - Locative absolute - Relative pronoun - Pronominal table - Attributively used adverbs - Suffix 'tah' - Numerals - Concord - Nominative with 'iti' / 12 Athematic presents - Gerundives - Relative adverbs / 13 Reduplication - Infinitive - Future / 14 Imperfect - Optative - Remote conditions - Comparatives and superlatives - Constructions with 'iti' - Indirect command - Indirect question - Word repetition / 15 Perfect - Aorist - Injunctive - Precative - Metre - Paoinian grammar - Literary criticism / Appendix 1: Further Sanskrit study / Appendix 2: Grammatical paradigms / Appendix 3: Classical metres / Sanskrit-English exercises: Transcription / Sanskrit-English exercises: Key / English-Sanskrit exercises: Roman key / English-Sanskrit exercises: Nagari key / General vocabulary / Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071752664
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Author:
Richard, Gombrich
Author:
Coulson Michael
Author:
Coulson, Michael
Author:
Gombrich, Richard
Author:
Benson, James
Author:
Benson James
Subject:
sanskrit, language, grammar, vocabulary, verb, verbs, pronoun, pronouns, preposition, prepositions, pronunciation, script, writing, speaking, instruction, culture, write, speak, course, learn, gender, genders, number, numbers, adjective, adjectives, noun,
Subject:
Ancient Languages
Subject:
sanskrit, language, grammar, vocabulary, verb, verbs, pronoun, pronouns, preposition, prepositions, pronunciation, script, writing, speaking, instruction, culture, write, speak, course, learn, gender, genders, number, numbers, adjective, adjectives, noun,
Subject:
sanskrit, language, grammar, vocabulary, verb, verbs, pronoun, pronouns, preposition, prepositions, pronunciation, script, writing, speaking, instruction, culture, write, speak, course, learn, gender, genders, number, numbers, adjective, adjectives, noun,
Subject:
sanskrit, language, grammar, vocabulary, verb, verbs, pronoun, pronouns, preposition, prepositions, pronunciation, script, writing, speaking, instruction, culture, write, speak, course, learn, gender, genders, number, numbers, adjective, adjectives, noun,
Subject:
Classics-General
Copyright:
Series:
Teach Yourself Language
Publication Date:
February 2011
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.750 x 5.000 in

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