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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The initial learning curve on Sanskrit is painfully steep. This makes the content a bit boring how many ways are there to say “Rama went to the forest and brought some fruits”?

Introduction to Sanskrit, Part 1 by Thomas Egenes

Grammar Nouns ending in r the future tense. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Morphology Egenes has the right balance between morphology and usage. Each lesson includes instruction in alphabet, grammar, and vocabulary, with easy practice exercises at the end. Because of its relatively wide design 19 cm wideand because of a nice layout with wide margins and relatively big typefaces, the text always feels inviting to read; and because of the egenew margins there is always lots of space for making notes. Egenes knows how to make things intelligible in a concise, readable way, and does not overwhelm the student with too much information at the time.

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Introduction to Sanskrit, Part 1

Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Each chapter includes exercises, including translating both from Sanskrit-to-English samskrit from English-to-Sanskrit. Conclusion This is a very good book.


It reads like a college textbook in that it provides plenty of exercises and detail but you are expected to all of them or else you will get lost in later chapters. Open Preview See a Problem? No wonder that so many university teachers and professors do not recommend the book: Snaskrit terms and phrases acaryah alphabet anusvara asks asvah asvam atra balah Bhagavad-Gita bhavati Brahman candram cintayati compound consonant dative declension deer devanagari dvandva elephant example feminine following sanskrir gaccha gacchasi gacchathah gacchati gacchavah gaja gajah genitive gerund gramam grame Grammar hero horse i i Singular Dual indeclinable Inst karmadharaya king kutra learned LESSON letter masculine Memorize mrgah nara naram naran narasya narau narau narah naraya neuter nominative nouns nrpah nrpam nrpasya nrpo numbers pasyati phalam prefix pronoun putrah putro Rama Rama goes ramah ramo relative clause rules for final saha sandhi rules second word begins sentences into English sentences into Sanskrit Singular Dual Plural Sita smarati speak Stem student tatpurusa sanskriit tha da dha tisthati Translate the following Upanisad vadati Vedic Sanskrit sanskrkt Vgam village vina virah virasya voiced consonant vowel Vprach vrddhi Vstha Vvas vasati word ends Yoga.

Your full concentration can go to forms and drills, without additional burden to your memory by words. Motilal Banarsidass; 2nd rev. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Egenes uses both Roman transliteration and Devanagari throughout. Read reviews that mention sandhi rules learning sanskrit learning sanskrit devanagari script introduction to sanskrit bhagavad gita grammar and vocabulary highly recommend want to learn anyone interested answers given in the back back of the book studying sanskrit interested in learning teaching sanskrit book to be a good great book studying sanskrit introductory book book for anyone.


Some inconsistencies between exercises and answers, and a few errors too. Finally, I wanted to learn the Devanagari alphabet technically an abugidamainly Back in high school, a friend challenged me to learn Sanskrit with him.

Review of Introduction to Sanskrit, Part 1 by Thomas Egenes

Also included is a reading from the Bhagavad-Gita and Sanskrit quotations from the R. But this is not because I think Egenes is not pedagogical. The benefit of sandhi is it accurately reflects the way words are pronounced.

Its Contents clearly outline the 18 Lessons of sanskrot book, together with the many appendixes and indexes. And with this book, I was able to get going, without a teacher or class and it’s not painful.

The learning curve steepens after the fifth or sixth lesson. To ask other readers questions about Introduction to Sanskrit, Part 1please sign up. The Devanagari is very nicely typeset. This is a fantastic primer. My initial impression of the content of book itself is very good. Nikki rated it really liked it Mar 05, He does not go on and on about a thousand varieties of infixes, affixes, suffixes, and exceptions to the rules: So, for example, on pp.