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Complete Sanskrit : A Comprehensive Guide to Reading and Understanding Sanskrit, with Original Texts

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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

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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 131 x 197 x 29mm | 352g
  • Teach Yourself Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Bilingual edition, Revised
  • Revised, Bilingual
  • 1444106104
  • 9781444106107
  • 18,968

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
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About Michael Coulson

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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