Lesson 18 – 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 the previous lesson, Lesson 17, we looked at the imperfect, optative and imperative, active and middle of some verbs of class 2. In this lesson, Lesson 18, we will take another story from the Hitopadeśa and analyse … Continue reading Lesson 18 – A story from the Hitopadeśa

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Lesson 17 – Athematic verbs – 2

A short YouTube version is available here. [Expand to the full article to be able to click on the link] In the previous lesson, Lesson 16, we looked at the conjugation of the present indicative active and middle of some athematic verbs of Class 2. In this lesson we will look at the imperfect, optative and … Continue reading Lesson 17 – Athematic verbs – 2

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