Complete Sanskrit

Designed For Complete Beginners, And Tested For Years With Real Learners, Complete Sanskrit Offers A Bridge From The Textbook To The Real World, Enabling You To Learn The Grammar, Understand The Vocabulary And Even How To Translate The Inscriptions And Texts From This Ancient And Religiously Significant Indian Language Structured Around Authentic Material, And Introducing The Devangari Script For Those Who Wish To Take Their Understanding Further, This First Updated New Edition For Some Twenty Years Also Features 15 Learning Units Plus Glossary And Reference Section Authentic Materials Language Taught Through Key Texts Teaches The Key Skills Reading And Understanding Sanskrit Grammar And Vocabulary Covers Devangari Script A New Preface And Updated Further Resources Additional Learning Activities Self Tests And Learning Activities See And Track Your Own ProgressComplete Sanskrit

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  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • Complete Sanskrit
  • Michael Coulson
  • 04 September 2019
  • 9781473627987

10 thoughts on “Complete Sanskrit

  1. says:

    Not a gentle introduction by any means, but doable if you pace yourself to the content rather than the page count and take decent notes.Part of the difficulty is down to the authors assuming, as they mention in the preface, a greater degree of sophistication in students of Sanskrit than in students of living languages, which is fair and actually really nice it s good to have a language course that doesn t feel the need to explain what an adjective or a verb tense is The flip side is that they also don t or barely explain what an ablative or an aorist are, and the text can get a bit heavy on philologist jargon I can t imagine trying to work through it with zero experience with Latin and or Greek especially Greek is helpful, though I m lacking in that department myself Then again, if you don t have any experience with Latin or Greek, you probably shouldn t start with Sanskrit anyway a lot of the things that make it such an extraordinary language will go over your head and a willingness to stop and just google terms you re even slightly shaky on will go a very long way.Most of the problem is the authors fashionable and even defensible decision to use real wor...

  2. says:

    I worked through the first three chapters of Complete Sanskrit before deciding to switch to The Cambridge Introduction to Sanskrit CIS Both books cover roughly the same beginner to intermediate level But I prefer the organization of CIS, which provides a complete overview of the whole structure of the language before diving in to particular topics That better fits my own learning style and facilitates memorization Also, CIS comes with extensive learning resources including YouTube videos, online flashcards, etc One particular annoyance with my paperback edition of Complete Sanskrit was the devanagari script is sometimes so small that it is not clearly legible since the quality of the printing is not sharp This is particularly evident with conjunct consonants Another problem I had was how Complete Sanskrit drops tables for sandhi rules changes to consonants and vowels in the learner s lap near the beginning, essentially saying, keep referring to the tables and eventually you will ge...

  3. says:

    The tone and content of the book is set by this line in the Preface It seemed practical to assume a somewhat greater degree of sophistication in potential students of Sanskrit than in students proposing to teach themselves a language such as French In a way, that Preface sentence should prepare you for a language learning experience unlike any other unless you ve studied other classics, Ancient Greek, Old Chinese, etc Forget about conversation you never learn hello or how are you , and one of the first sentences you translate is We grieve because they are dead.Although there s a lot of information presented, the narrative isn t as cohesive as it could be and some sections are significantly lacking For example, Chapter 1 introduces the script versions of numbers, but not how to pronounce them it is given in the appendix Chapter 2 has a section called Verb Prefixes that consists of the following text, verbatim prefixes may modify, sometimes considerably and sometimes not at all, the basic meaning and no...

  4. says:

    A good book if you have some previous knowledge on Sanskrit, but for a total beginner it may not be a good choice I am a total beginner and it was pretty confusing for me.

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