Sanskrit is an ancient Indian language that is still spoken and written today.
Foundation of any language is its grammar.
In this beginners course we focus on grammar, basic sentence formation, adding to your vocabulary.
Our guide to Sanskrit grammar uses clear and simple language, and it does not expect any special background knowledge.
DURATION / TIMINGS
- 36 hours course
- 18 weeks
- 2 hours/week
WHERE / HOW?
- Weekly online classes
- YouTube Videos
- Learn from Home
- Anyone can join
- No prior knowledge about the language needed
- Knowing basics of Sanskrit
- Student will be able to understand and converse in simple Sanskrit
- This course will enable the student to read simple shlokas
- One will have enough vocabulary used in day to day life
A gerund is formed by adding the suffix त्वा/इत्वा or य directly onto the verbal root.
. त्वान्त – Root + त्वा suffix / इत्वा (occasionally) E.g. पठ् + त्वा = पठित्वा
भाष् + त्वा = भाषित्वा
नी + त्वा = नीत्वा
कृ + त्वा = कृत्वा
There must be a prefix to the root. In the presence of a prefix only,
ल्यप् (य) can be added, else त्वा should be used
E.g. सम् + पूज् + ल्यप् (य) = सम्पूज्य (In the absence of prefix, the indeclinable will be पूजयित्वा – त्वा will be added)
आ + गम् + ल्यप् (य) = आगम्य / आगत्य
E.g. बालकःपाठशालांगन्तुम्अर्हति | The boy can go to school
- Desire, e.g. "He wants to know"
- Capability, e.g. "He is able to know"
- Purpose, e.g. "He asks to know"