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Complete Sanskrit

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Designed for complete beginners, and tested for years with real learners, Complete Sanskrit offers a bridge from the textbook to the real world, enabling you to learn the grammar, understand the vocabulary and even how to translate the inscriptions and texts from this ancient and religiously significant Indian language. Structured around authentic material, and introducing the Devangari script for those who wish to take their understanding further, this first updated new edition for some twenty years also features: -15 learning units plus glossary and reference section -Authentic materials - language taught through key texts -Teaches the key skills - reading and understanding Sanskrit grammar and vocabulary -Covers Devangari script -A new Preface and updated further resources -Additional learning activities -Self tests and learning activities - see and track your own progress Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

A complete course on reading and understanding Sanskrit, designed for absolute beginners, built around authentic religious and historical texts.

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.

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Do you want to be able to read Sanskrit with confidence? Find all the essential tools in this best-selling course from Teach Yourself the No. 1 brand in language learning. Complete Sanskrit contains much original material on Sanskrit syntax and usage, and the carefully graded units explain Sanskrit grammar and style with exceptional clarity. The text includes an introduction to the nagari script, an explanation of how to use Sanskrit commentaries, and a full key to all the exercises.

Learn effortlessly with these interactive features:

Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.

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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

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Titre: Complete Sanskrit
Sous-titre: A Comprehensive Guide to Reading and Understanding Sanskrit, with Original Texts
Code EAN: 9781444106107
ISBN: 978-1-4441-0610-7
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Hodder & Stoughton
Genre: Ecole et didactique
nombre de pages: 432
Poids: 352g
Taille: H197mm x B131mm x T29mm
Année: 2010


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