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I found Coulson’s “Sanskrit” a wonderful book, dense with information. There are many reasons why this is not a good introductory text.
Does this help the students? Return to Book Page. Anyone want 2 books? Get to Know Us. It is not always clear which he wants: This is great, you can learn the script at your own pace.
You can fully concentrate on learning how Sanskrit functions. Craig Hamilton-parker rated it liked it Sep 30, In a similar vein, there is a minimal amount of Sanskrit grammar terminology used.
Teach Yourself Sanskrit
I agree with most of what you say. The problem is that Coulson does not provide an analysis of each sentence, describing the grammatical function of each word which is understandable, since his examples simply have too many words. For that reason alone you should get the Coulson! Mohammadreza rated it it was amazing Jul 16, Yoga For Pregnancy And Birth: Pages with related products. This is NOT a book for a total beginner and it works best if you have a working knowledge of either Teadh or Ancient Greek.
However, Coulson admits that his usage-centered treatment of Sanskrit leaves less very little room for the basic paradigms of verbs and nouns: Not a book for a beginner. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers tsach over 50 million reviews. I have no idea what the quality of the entire program was because with just the book it was useless.
Like the reviewer below, I am fortunate enough to know Latin and Greek already, and I’m also familiar with Hindi and the Devanagari script. The comparative linguist approach Youfself problem with this book is that Coulson basically assumes that the reader is a well-read person, knowledgeable in the terminology used in Classical i. You are commenting using your Facebook account.
Introduction to Sanskrit, Part 1.
Yourxelf when he moves on in the second volume, the highlight is on the very abstract Sanskrit used in the Bhagavad Gita, which I find sanskgit difficult to integrate with the new grammatical material without taking up too much time for that alone. After a while you will find it time saving enough to memorize the paradigms. CONS 1 – There really are no cons to this book. Check out the top books of the year on our coulxon Best Books of You are commenting using your WordPress.
Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language Teach Yourself Paperback. If I didn’t already have this background, I don’t think I’d be able to make head or tail of this book. Book was in good shape and seems helpful, although it’s always a bit of a go when learning a language reserved for sacred teachings and not daily use.
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Extensive exercises so readers can review what they have learned An overview of the culture surrounding the language, giving travelers and students an understanding of how it is used in context Expertise from authors with strong scholarship in each language. There are 15 main chapters in this book, which in total make up approximately half of the book pp. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Overall, the book is helpful and it has proved valuable in my making rapid progress with Sanskrit, but I stress that this progress has come in conjunction with regular meetings with a PhD supervisor fluent in Sanskrit who can address things omitted from the book.
Hardly concise and presupposes knowledge of linguistic terms beyond what textbooks often require a student to know.
This is certainly one of the more helpful introductions to Sanskrit. The Best Books of Jimi Gilroy rated it it was ok Nov 12, Other books in this series. Read reviews that mention teach yourself sanskrit latin and greek complete course introduction to sanskrit book for beginners language chapter exercises learn paradigms english examples vocabulary devanagari grammar sandhi chapters classical knowledge languages.
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