Devavanipravesika: An Introduction to the Sanskrit Language

Devavanipravesika An Introduction to the Sanskrit Language The purpose in writing this book is to provide a self contained primer workbook and reader for teaching first year Sanskrit students with no previous linguistic training The author has tried throug

  • Title: Devavanipravesika: An Introduction to the Sanskrit Language
  • Author: Robert P. Goldman
  • ISBN: 9780944613405
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Paperback
  • The purpose, in writing this book, is to provide a self contained primer, workbook and reader for teaching first year Sanskrit students with no previous linguistic training The author has tried throughout the work to introduce, explain and illustrate the most significant features of the language and through verses, quotations, and readings To these ends the grammar has bThe purpose, in writing this book, is to provide a self contained primer, workbook and reader for teaching first year Sanskrit students with no previous linguistic training The author has tried throughout the work to introduce, explain and illustrate the most significant features of the language and through verses, quotations, and readings To these ends the grammar has been, in several areas, simplified to prevent the beginner from being hampered than is absolutely necessary by relatively insignificant paradigms, rules and exceptions Upon completion of this course, students should have a real working knowledge of the major outlines of Sanskrit sentences with some facility and read, with the help of dictionary, approximately five to ten verses of the Valmiki Ramayana or a similar text in an hour.

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    1. A good intro to Sanskrit, but not for self-study. Goldman can be terse; examples could be expanded.Overall, though, a palatable progression of topics. Sandhi in Chapter 3 can be overwhelming, but as the author says, "The first rule of learning Sanskrit is Don't Panic; everybody in the class is going through the same thing."An enjoyable part of the book is that the translation exercises are a "concise retelling of the main story of the Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa. The readings incorporate more and mor [...]

    2. Not a bad introductory textbook. The explanations are long and technical, while examples are relatively few (compared to Deshpande's Sanskrit Primer). Probably too difficult for self-study, but very nice when used along with a tutor or classroom practice.He introduces sandhi early on, which seems impossibly challenging at first, but turns out to be very nice because one starts to get used to it right away. I also enjoyed the readings, which retell part of the story of the Rāmāyaṇa, culminati [...]

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