by Sanskrit Students — It is the lines tNLIKHk. for beginnen. Taun INLA Egenes. Thomas. Egenes. ‘re ifileteHiel li d-l–liottie leittiliit nil alihi itiikkiliilili Introduction to Sanskrit, Part 1 has 47 ratings and 6 reviews. Azaghedi said: This is a great tool for those who want to learn Sanskrit but lack a very t. Dr. Egenes is Professor of Maharishi Vedic Science and Sanskrit. He earned an MA and PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia; an MA in.

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No wonder that so many university teachers and professors sasnkrit not recommend the book: Also included is a reading from the Bhagavad-Gita and Sanskrit quotations from the R.

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Introduction to Sanskrit, Part 1

Then the Devanagari script adds further difficulty, for in addition to all the individual characters, there are certain combined characters that are unpredictably formed from the constituent parts. Another book on Pali I had bought earlier had very poor type setting and missing diacritic marks in the Pali text.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Format and Layout This Sanskrit textbook comes in a relatively large format.

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I would give this book 5 stars if it weren’t for the minor errors. Srivatsan rated it liked it Feb 09, By the end of the book you will have learned: However they’re easy to recognise and to work out, e.

Email required Address never made public. In addition to the grammar, Part 2 also contains one verse from the Bhagavad-gita in each chapter, as well as a more complete selection of reference tables at the end of the book showing different types of paradigms, such as verb endings, noun endings, pronouns, numerals, etc.


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And with this book, I was able to get going, without a teacher or class and it’s not painful.

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Sanskrit is written exactly the way it is pronounced, so the sandhi rules — which govern how the endings of words change depending on the sound that follows — must also be mastered.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. No, not at all. Buy the selected items together This item: The Devanagari is very nicely typeset. At the time I demurred, but last year I became intrigued by the language for sanskrif reasons.

Your full concentration can go to forms and drills, without additional burden to your memory by words. The text gently leads the beginner through small steps with clear, concise explanations. The Cambridge Introduction to Sanskrit. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? And the good thing is that there is a second volume as well: This is very good. But thankfully, Egenes approached all of the difficult aspects of Sanskrit with sympathy for the learner especially the autodidact, which many budding Sanskritists are these days ; he paced the book so that it would challenging enough to hold our interest, but without alienating us with pedantry.

Yes, you will get through it.

Tyrone Eaton rated it liked it Dec 21, Finally, I wanted to learn the Devanagari alphabet technically an abugidamainly to impress friends at Indian restaurants. Egenes has the right balance between morphology and usage. Pages with related products. I started studying Sanskrit with no prior background using just this book.


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Adin rated it it was ok Jun 19, Sorry, this is a review of the publisher rather than the book. You start by learning the Devanagari characters step-by-step, along with Sanskrit words and grammar in Roman letters.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Introduction to Sanskrit, Part 1 by Thomas Egenes. Expect to spend a couple of years of study of this book and Part II to be able to read and write in Sanskrit.

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Its Contents clearly outline the 18 Lessons of the book, together with the many appendixes and indexes. Ratul Chakraborty rated it it was amazing Jun 08, Exercise answers included in the book. I also think that this book will be overwhelming and overkill for someone who does yoga and wants to get a few Sanskrit words and phrases as an addition to the yoga practice.

One problematic aspect of Sanskrit, in general, is sandhi, and perhaps especially the external variant. View all 9 comments. So there’s no easy way to get started in simple Sanskrit.

Some inconsistencies between exercises and answers, and a few errors too. Aug 17, Mckinley marked it as x Shelves: