Lesson 16 – Athematic verbs -1

A short YouTube version is available here. [Expand to the full article to be able to click on the link] Over the previous lessons we looked at the conjugation of thematic verbs. We saw how the middle and the active voices of present indicative, the imperfect, the imperative and the optative of thematic verbs are conjugated. … Continue reading Lesson 16 – Athematic verbs -1

Lesson 15 – Infinitives and potential passive participles (gerundives)

In lesson 14, we looked at verbal prefixes and continuatives. In this lesson we will look at infinitives and the potential passive participle (gerundive). A short YouTube version is available here. [Expand to the full article to be able to click on the link] Infinitives The infinitive is normally used to indicate the motive or purpose … Continue reading Lesson 15 – Infinitives and potential passive participles (gerundives)

Lesson 14 – Verbal prefixes and Continuatives

In lesson 13, we looked at past passive and active participles. In this lesson we will look at verbal prefixes and continuatives. A short YouTube version is available here. [Expand to the full article to be able to click on the link] We saw that the root √gam √गम् means "go". When you add the prefix "ā  आ" … Continue reading Lesson 14 – Verbal prefixes and Continuatives

Lesson 13 – Past participles, passive and active

In the previous lesson, lesson 12, we looked at present participles. In this lesson, we will look at past participles, both passive and active. A short YouTube version is available here. [Expand to the full article to be able to click on the link] We have encountered the past passive participle many times in our stories. … Continue reading Lesson 13 – Past participles, passive and active

Lesson 11

Welcome to oursanskrit.com Lesson 11. This lesson is a review of what we have learned so far. A short YouTube version is available here. Lesson 1 was an introduction. We started by looking at the concept of inflection - declension and conjugation. We said that Sanskrit is a highly inflected language.We also said that all words in Sanskrit … Continue reading Lesson 11

Lesson 10

Welcome to Lesson 10. Let us start with an exercise: Translate into English: upadeśo hi mūrkhānāṃ prakopāya na śāntaye | payaḥpānaṃ bhujaṃgānāṃ kevalaṃ viṣavardhanam उपदेशो हि मूर्खानां प्रकोपाय न शान्तये | पयःपानं भुजंगानां केवलं विषवर्धनम् [Hint: The message in this verse is the same as the message in the Hitopadeśa story “The Birds And The Monkeys” dealt with … Continue reading Lesson 10