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

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Lesson 38 – Outlines of Syntax – 1

A short YouTube version is available here. [Expand to the full article to be able to click on the link]. In Lesson 37, we took a story, “The Brahmin and his faithful mongoose“, fable 13 of book 4, of the Hitopadeśa. and analysed the text. In this, and the next few lessons, we will look at Sanskrit … Continue reading Lesson 38 – Outlines of Syntax – 1

Lesson 37 – 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 36, we looked at how declinable stems are derived from roots. We mentioned that, in Sanskrit, all words are derived from basic elements called roots. Words are derived from roots by the addition of suffixes. … Continue reading Lesson 37 – A story from the Hitopadeśa

Lesson 31 – 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 lessons, lesson 28 , lesson 29 and lesson 30, we looked at the perfect tense, called liṭ लिट् by the Sanskrit grammarians. In this lesson, Lesson 31, we will take another story from the Hitopadeśa and analyse … Continue reading Lesson 31 – A story from the Hitopadeśa

Lesson 22 – 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 21, we looked at the conjugation of athematic verbs of class 3. Class 3 roots form their stems by reduplicating the roots. That is, they add a (sometimes modified) part of the root to … Continue reading Lesson 22 – A story from the Hitopadeśa

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

Lesson 8 – A story from the Hitopadeśa

Welcome to Lesson 8. A short YouTube version is available here. [Expand to the full article to be able to click on the link] In this lesson, as we did in Lesson 4, we will look at a story from the Hitopadeśa and see how what we studied so far has been applied in actual sentence … Continue reading Lesson 8 – A story from the Hitopadeśa