Introduction to Sanskrit (Part Two)
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Introduction to Sanskrit (Part Two)

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Item Code: IDD537
Author: Thomas Egenes
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2012
ISBN: 9788120816930
Pages: 447
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 9.9" X 7.5"
Weight 1.02 kg

About the Book:

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, grammar, and vocabulary in simple and systematic steps, allowing students to easily master the fundamentals of this enchanting language. Each lesson includes instruction in alphabet, grammar, and vocabulary, with concise explanations and easy practice exercises. Also included in Part One is a reading from the Bhagavad-Gita and Sanskrit quotations from the Rk Samhita, Upanisads, Yoga Sutras, Brahma Sutra, and Manu Smrti. Part Two uses verses from the Bhagavad-Gita to teach principles of grammar, and includes additional essay on Sanskrit pronunciation and grammar.

 

About the Author:

THOMAS EGENES received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, under the guidance of Dr. Seshagiri Rao. Dr. Egenes has published several Sanskrit teaching materials, including a workbook, flash cards, videotapes, and Introduction to Sanskrit, which has been translated into Dutch and German. He has also published a book of stories from the Upanisads, entitled All Love Flows to the Self. Dr. Egenes has given presentations on Sanskrit in India, Europe, Canada, and the United States. He is Associate Professor of the Science of Creative Intelligence at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A.

 

Contents

 

  LESSON NINETEEN 1
Recitation: Bhagavad-GitaChapter 2, verse 45 2
  Introduction to meter 3
Grammar: Nominals ending in mat, vat 5
  Norminal suffixes mat, vat, ya, tva 7
  The imperative 11
  Theupapada compound 13
Vocabulary: Words from Chapter 2, verse 45 of the Bhagavad-Gita 14
  LESSON TWENTY 20
Recitation: Bhagavad-Gita chapter 2, verse 48 21
  The oral tradition of teaching 22
Grammar: Verb classes 1, 4, 6, 10 24
  Verb class 8 30
  Passive construction 34
Vocabulary: Words from Chapter 2, verse 48 39
  Verbs from class 8 39
  LESSON TWENTY-ONE 44
Recitation: Bhagavad-Gitachapter 2, verse 49 45
  Traditional methods of memorization 46
Grammar: Nouns ending in as 49
  The bahuvrihi compound 51
Vocabulary: Words from chapter 2, verse 49 55
  Nouns ending in as 55
  LESSON TWENTY-TWO 61
Recitation: Bhagavad-Gita chapter 2, verse 50 62
  Divisions of syllables 63
Grammar: The past passive participle 66
  Verb class 3 72
  The prefixes su and dus 75
Vocabulary: Words from Chapter 2, verse 50 77
  LESSON TWENTY-THREE 83
Recitation: Bhagavad-Gita chapter 2, verse 51 84
  Meter 86
Grammar: Nominals with the ending "in" 92
  More class 3 verbs 95
  Verb class 7 96
  Internal sandhi 97
Vocabulary: Words from chapter 2, verse 51 100
  Class 3 verbs 100
  Nominals with the ending "in" 100
  LESSON TWENTY-FOUR 106
Recitation: Bhagavad-Gita chapter 2, verse 52 107
  Svara 108
Grammar: The periphrastic future 112
  The gerundive 116
  Verb class 5 120
Vocabulary: Words from chapter 2, verse 52 123
  Verbs from class 5 123
  LESSON TWENTY-FIVE 129
Recitation: Bhagavad-Gita chapter 2, verse 53 130
  Additional letters 132
Grammar: Pronominal adjectives 134
  Verb class 2, 9 137
  Summary of verb classes 141
Vocabulary: Words from chapter 2, verse 53 143
  Verbs from class 2 and 9 143
  LESSON TWENTY-SIX 149
Recitation: Bhagavad-Gita chapter 2, verse 54 150
  The alphabet 152
Grammar: The tenses and moods 155
  The perfect 156
  Interrogative pronouns 162
  Monosyllabic nouns 165
  The optative 166
Vocabulary: Words from chapter 2, verse 54 171
  Indefinite particles 171
  LESSON TWENTY-SEVEN 177
Recitation: Bhagavad-Gita chapter 2, verse 55 178
  Panini 180
Grammar: Nouns ending in consonants 183
  The infinitive 185
  The pronoun etad 191
Vocabulary: Words from chapter 2, verse 55 193
  LESSON TWENTY-EIGHT 199
Recitation: Bhagavad-Gita chapter 2, verse 56 200
Grammar: The present participle 202
  Absolute constructions 209
Vocabulary: Words from chapter 2, verse 56 212
  LESSON TWENTY-NINE 218
Recitation: Bhagavad-Gita chapter 2, verse 57 219
Grammar: Feminine nouns in u 221
  The causative 222
  More pronouns: ayam, idam, iyam 228
Vocabulary: Words from chapter 2, verse 57 234
  LESSON THIRTY 240
Recitation: Bhagavad-Gita chapter 2, verse 58 241
Grammar: Nouns in is, us 243
  Primary suffixes 245
  Secondary suffixes 247
  Adverbs 250
  The desiderative 252
Vocabulary: Words from chapter 2, verse 58 258
  Nouns formed from primary suffixes 258
  Nouns formed from secondary suffixes 258
  LESSON THIRTY-ONE 264
Recitation: Bhagavad-Gita chapter 2, verse 59 265
Grammar: Nouns ending in o, au 267
  The intensive 296
  The denominative 296
  The conditional 270
  The aorist 270
  Future active and middle participles 271
  The past active participle 271
  Cardinal numbers 271
  Vocabulary: 272
  Words from chapter 2, verse 59 277
TABLES Masculine a 292
  Neuter a 293
  Feminine a 294
  Masculine i, Feminine i 295
  Feminine i 296
  Masculine an 297
  Neuter an 298
  Masculine r, Feminine r 299
  Masculine u, Feminine u 300
  mad, asmad 301
  tvad, yusmad 302
  Masculine tad 303
  Neuter tad 304
  Feminine tad 305
  Masculine mat, vat 306
  Neuter mat, vat 307
  Feminine mat, vat 308
  Neuter as 309
  Masculine as, Feminine as 310
  Masculine in 311
  Neuter in 312
  Feminine monosyllabic nouns dhi 313
  Feminine nouns ending in  
  consonants vac 314
  Masculine nouns ending in  
  consonants marut 315
  Feminine u 316
  Neuter is 317
  Neuter us 318
  Masculine o, Feminine o 319
  Feminine au 320
  Adjective declined like pronouns 321
  Interrogative pronouns 322
  etad 323
  Present active participles 324
  Masculine ayam 327
  Neuter idam 328
  Feminine iyam 329
  Masculine ena 330
  Neuter ena 330
  Feminine ena 330
  Cardinal numbers 332
  Numerals 336
  Prefixes 337
  sandhi rules 339
  VERB ROOTS 347
  VERB CLASSES 364
  VOCABULARY 381
  ENGLISH-SANSKRIT VOCABULARY 399
  INDEX OF GRAMMATICAL TERMS 421
  GENERAL INDEX 430

 

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