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Book on Sanskrit TrANSLITERATION

Book on Sanskrit TrANSLITERATION

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APracticaSanskrit  Introductory  
Thisprintleisavailablefromftp://ftp.nac.ac.za/wikner/sktintro.ps600-jan02 
 
Preface 
ThiscourseoffteenlessonsisintendedtolifttheEnglish-speakingstudentwho knowsnothingofSanskrit,tothelevelwherehecanintelligentlyapplyMonierWilliams'dictionary 
andthe 
Dh atu-P ah
tothestudyofthescripturesTherstvelessonscoverthepronunciationofthebasicSanskritalphabettogetherwithitswrittenforminbot
Devan agar 
andtransliteratedRoman: ashcardsareincludedasanaid.Thenotesonpronunciationarelargeldescriptive,basedonmouthpositionandeort,withsimilarEnglish(Received Pronunciation)soundsoeredwherepossible.Thenextfourlessonsdescribe vowelembellishmentstotheconsonants,theprinciplesofconjunctconsonantsandadditionstoandvariationsinthe 
Devan agar 
alphabet.Lessonstenand elevenpresent 
sandhi 
ingridformandexplaintheirprinciplesinsound.The nextthreelessonspenetrateMonier-Williams'dictionarythroughitsfourlevelofalphabeticalorder,andsuggeststrategiesforndingdicultwords.The lastlessonshowstheextractionofthe 
arth
fromthe 
Dh atu-P ah
,andthe applicationofthisandthedictionarytothestudyofthescripturesInadditiontotheprimarycourse,therstelevenlessonsincludea`B'section whichintroducesthestudenttotheprinciplesofsentencestructureinthisfullinectedlanguage.Sixdeclensionparadigmsandclass-1conjugationinthe presenttenseareusedwithaminimalvocabularyofnineteenwords.Inthe`Bpartoflessonstenandeleventheprinciplesofcompoundwordsareintroduced. Thecourseaimsatapracticalunderstandingofthebasicprinciples,atgetting a`feel'forthelanguage,andnotalearningofrulesbyrote.Tothisend,eaclessonconcludeswithexercisesforthestudenttoputthatunderstandingintpractice:answerstotheexercisesarepresentedinanappendix. 
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Monier-William
Sanskrit-EnglishDictionary 
iscurrentlypublishedby bothMotilalBanarsidassinIndiaandOxfordUniversityPressiEngland:althoughthetwoareprintedfromthesameplates,thelatteisfarsuperiorinthequalityofprinting,paper,andbinding|andthiisreectedinitsmuchhigherprice. 
Theeditionofthe 
Dh atup ah
referredtointhesenotesisthatedited byJ.L.ShastriandpublishedbyMotilalBanarsidass:itisasmallbook andquiteinexpensive. 

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