Lesson 46 – Vedic Sanskrit – Accents – 4

A short YouTube version is available here. [Expand to the full article to be able to click on the link]. In the last lesson, Lesson 45, we continued looking at Vedic accents in various situations. We looked at the accent in declinable stems, the accent in compounds and verbal accents. Let us take our investigation of … Continue reading Lesson 46 – Vedic Sanskrit – Accents – 4

Lesson 45 – Vedic Sanskrit – Accents – 3

A short YouTube version is available here. [Expand to the full article to be able to click on the link]. In the last lesson, Lesson 44, we continued looking at Vedic accents. We looked at accents of single words, lack of accent and double accents. We also started looking at the use of accents in various … Continue reading Lesson 45 – Vedic Sanskrit – Accents – 3

Lesson 44 – Vedic Sanskrit – Accents -2

A short YouTube version is available here. [Expand to the full article to be able to click on the link]. In the last lesson, Lesson 43, we started looking at Vedic accents. We said that one of the key aspects in which Vedic Sanskrit differs from Classical Sanskrit is the use of accents. The ancient Sanskrit … Continue reading Lesson 44 – Vedic Sanskrit – Accents -2

Lesson 43 – Vedic Sanskrit – Accents -1

A short YouTube version is available here. [Expand to the full article to be able to click on the link]. In the last lesson, Lesson 42, we started looking at Vedic Sanskrit. We said that the term Vedic Sanskrit refers to the metrical language of the Vedic hymns and the prose of the Brāhmaṇas and the Brāhmaṇa-like … Continue reading Lesson 43 – Vedic Sanskrit – Accents -1

Lesson 42 – Vedic Sanskrit – Introduction

A short YouTube version is available here. [Expand to the full article to be able to click on the link]. In the last 41 lessons we were looking at the grammar and usage of Classical Sanskrit.  In this and the next few lessons, we will look at Vedic Sanskrit. The term Vedic Sanskrit refers to the … Continue reading Lesson 42 – Vedic Sanskrit – Introduction

Lesson 41 – A story from the Hitopadeśa

A short YouTube version is available here. [Expand to the full article to be able to click on the link]. In Lesson 38, Lesson 39 and Lesson 40, we looked at some aspects of Sanskrit syntax. We said that syntax deals with the arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language. In … Continue reading Lesson 41 – A story from the Hitopadeśa

Lesson 40 – Outlines Of Syntax – 3

A short YouTube version is available here. [Expand to the full article to be able to click on the link]. In Lesson 38 we started looking at syntax and in Lesson 39, we continued this. We said that syntax deals with the arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language. In Lesson … Continue reading Lesson 40 – Outlines Of Syntax – 3