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. 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. Thomas Egenes’ Introduction To Sanskrit 02 Windows Vista & Windows 7 friendly devanagari keyboard.
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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 introductioon from the Bhagavad-Gita and Sanskrit quotations from the R. Hardcoverpages. Published January 1st by Motilal Banarsidass first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Introduction to Sanskrit, Part 1please sign up. Be sanskkrit first to ask a question about Introduction to Sanskrit, Part 1.
Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Oct 27, Azaghedi rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a great tool for those who want to learn Sanskrit but lack a very thorough understanding of linguistics.
Many Sanskrit textbooks have been criticized for presupposing a certain level of linguistic sophistication, which was usually developed through Latin and Greek courses, before attempting to tackle Sanskrit. Egenes realized that many people interested in learning Sanskrit were English speakers with no background in synthetic languages. So what he has created with his “Introduction to S This is a great tool for those who want to learn Sanskrit but thomaa a very thorough understanding of linguistics.
So what he has created intrkduction his “Introduction to Sanskrit,” as he mentions in the introductory chapter, is a sort of pre-primer, in so much as this book is an introduction to an introduction.
After going through Part 1 Part snskrit of his series focuses mostly on reading practice and prosody, I believeyou will be ready to move on to a more traditional, dense textbook, like Goldman’s “Devavanipravesika,” Coulson’s “Teach Yourself Sanskrit,” Desphande’s “SamskrtaSubodhini,” etc.
By the end of the book you will have learned: And as someone who was an absolute sanskrif when they came to this book, the challenge is daunting! Sandhi, if not handled gradually like Egenes did, could be enough to drive many people away from Sanskrit. But thankfully, Egenes approached all of the difficult aspects of Sanskrit with sympathy for the learner especially the autodidact, which many budding Sanskritists are these days ; he paced the book so that it would challenging enough to hold our interest, but without introduchion us with pedantry.
It sansjrit very rewarding to know that after completing this book that I could comprehend, with the aid of a dictionary, sections of the “Bhagavad Gita.
Introduction to Sanskrit, Part 1
Egene’s “Introduction to Sanskrit” is a godsend to the student of Sanskrit, and I’d encourage anyone interested in learning the language to study with it before moving on to any other text. Mar 18, Thomas rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sanskrit is a beautiful but highly inflected language, so unless you are a linguist or just gifted with languages I highly recommend this slow and gentle introduction.
Learning the devanagari script takes time, but even so the first few lessons may be a little too basic. The learning curve steepens after the fifth or sixth lesson. Sanskrit is written exactly the way it is pronounced, so the sandhi rules — which govern how the endings of words change depending on the sound tha Sanskrit is a beautiful but highly inflected language, so unless you are a linguist or just gifted with languages I highly recommend this slow and gentle introduction.
Sanskrit is written exactly the way it is pronounced, so the sandhi rules — which govern how the endings of words change depending on the sound that follows — must also be mastered. This is a big hassle for students, but Egenes again uses a gradual approach and keeps the confusion to a minimum. Plenty of exercises and a repetition of vocabulary and grammatical constructions help to cement previous lessons as the student progresses.
This is a fantastic primer. Would that all language instruction books were so thoughtfully constructed! On to Part 2! View all 9 comments.
Sep 25, Fiona rated it really liked it Shelves: Some inconsistencies between exercises and answers, and a few errors too. However they’re easy to recognise and to work out, e.
Explanations of grammar very clear, exercises generally well constructed and useful- all around an excellent introduction. I would give this book 5 stars if it weren’t for the minor errors. May 27, Mac rated it it yhomas amazing. Back in high school, a friend challenged me to learn Sanskrit with him. At the time I demurred, but last year I became intrigued by the language for several reasons.
I had listened to courses on Introducttion and Buddhism and learned about the ancient scriptures written in Sanskrit. Introducyion was also curious to explore another ancient Indo-European language, to discover the similarities and differences with Greek and Latin.
Finally, I wanted to learn the Devanagari alphabet technically an abugidamainly Back in high school, a friend challenged me to learn Sanskrit with him. Finally, I wanted to learn the Devanagari alphabet technically an abugidamainly to impress friends at Indian restaurants. Thomas Egenes’s “Introduction to Sanskrit, Part 1” was a perfect primer on the language.
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You start by learning the Devanagari characters step-by-step, along with Sanskrit words and grammar in Roman letters. Gradually the Roman characters are phased out until you are reading and translating from Devanagari only. Each chapter includes exercises, including translating both from Sanskrit-to-English and from English-to-Sanskrit.
Snskrit latter discipline was quite challenging, but immensely useful in absorbing the grammar and vocabulary and in learning to write the Devanagari script.
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With all that said, Sanskrit is probably the most difficult language I have ever studied. It has the grammatical complexities of Latin and Greek, amplified to a greater degree.
Then the Devanagari script adds further difficulty, for in addition to all the individual egense, there are certain combined characters that are unpredictably formed from sanskrkt constituent parts. Finally, and most vexing of all, is the feature called sandhi. Basically, sandhi is a process that changes the spelling of words based on the combination of one word’s ending and the following word’s beginning.
And then there are rules for when words are combined without a break. The benefit of sandhi is it accurately reflects the way words are pronounced. The problem, for me at least, is that it is much harder to parse the words in a sentence without being able to immediately identify the familiar word endings. Hopefully some of these difficulties will be allayed as I move into Part 2 of Egenes’s textbook. I am eager to find out! Aug 17, Mckinley marked it as x Shelves: Marian rated it it was amazing Oct 20, Krishna rated it liked it Jan 14, Nikki rated it really liked it Mar 05, Tyrone Eaton rated it liked it Dec 21, Charis rated it really liked it Jan 28, Neen L rated it really liked it Sep 27, Subal rated it really liked it Jul 11, Vamshidhar Reddy rated it it was amazing Feb 19, Srivatsan rated it liked it Feb 09, Themis rated it it was amazing Dec 02, Brandon rated it it was amazing Sep 07, Jess rated it liked it Jun 16, Garrett Bailey rated it it was amazing Sep 26, Amy rated it really liked it Aug 13, Arnaldo rated it liked it May 14, Gregory Peters rated it liked it Jul 19, Natraj Sharma rated it it was ok Nov 14, Yinzadi rated it it was amazing Sep 07, Ratul Chakraborty rated it it was amazing Jun 08, Josh rated it it was amazing Jun 02, Dusan Kovacevic rated it it was amazing Jan 23, Dann Dempsey rated it really liked it Aug 13, Adin rated it it was ok Jun 19, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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