Lesson 48 – Features of Vedic Sanskrit – Infinitives, Sandhi and others

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 47, we looked at some of the key features of Vedic Sanskrit, especially at tense systems and the subjunctive. We said that there are many features of Vedic Sanskrit that have been … Continue reading Lesson 48 – Features of Vedic Sanskrit – Infinitives, Sandhi and others

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Lesson 47 – Features of Vedic Sanskrit – Tense Systems and the Subjunctive

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 46, we concluded our discussions on Vedic accents. In this lesson we will look at some of the key features of Vedic Sanskrit, especially at tense systems and the subjunctive. There … Continue reading Lesson 47 – Features of Vedic Sanskrit – Tense Systems and the Subjunctive

Lesson 10 – The Imperative and the Optative

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 – The Imperative and the Optative