Sanskrit for Beginners Course

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Lesson 1 – Sanskrit for Beginners Course

March 1, 2020

Summary: What's covered: First 6 vowels in devanāgarī. How verb formed. Verbs √gam, √prach. Word for “and”. And how to make basic sentence. Source: Introduction to Sanskrit (4th Ed) – Thomas Egenes – Part One…

Lesson 2 – Sanskrit for Beginners Course

March 15, 2020

Summary: What's covered: First 25 consonants, divided into 5 categories according to articulation. Remaining vowels (ṛ, ṝ, ḷ, e, ai, o, au) in devanāgarī. Dual verbs (we two go, you two go, those two go).…

Lesson 1 & 2 Revision: Sanskrit for Beginners Course

March 26, 2020

Summary: This video involves active participation. Reserve 1 hour. It revises lesson 1/2 grammar, vocabulary, devanāgarī letters, and new consonants. Source: Introduction to Sanskrit (4th Ed) – Thomas Egenes – Part One Homework: Use answers…

Lesson 3 – Sanskrit for Beginners Course

August 9, 2020

  Summary: What's covered: Sanskrit basics. Start of book's Lesson 3. Source: Introduction to Sanskrit (4th Ed) – Thomas Egenes – Part One Resources: Textbook PDF file used in class. It is 3rd Ed. (Copyright:…

Lesson 4 – Sanskrit for Beginners Course

August 16, 2020

Pronunciation of alphabet and first 4 pages of Spoken Sanskrit:   And video of Zoom webinar: Summary: What's covered: Pronunciation of words. Source: Introduction to Sanskrit (4th Ed) – Thomas Egenes – Part One Resources:…

Lesson 5 – Sanskrit for Beginners Course

August 23, 2020

Summary: This session goes into conversation practice. Then introduces grammar in Lesson 3 of the book. Source: Introduction to Sanskrit (4th Ed) – Thomas Egenes – Part One Resources: Textbook PDF file used in class.…

Lesson 6 – Sanskrit for Beginners Course

August 30, 2020

Summary: Tests our Spoken Sanskrit, gacchati paradigm and introduces Lesson 4 of the book (nominative & accusative case of nouns). Source: Introduction to Sanskrit (4th Ed) – Thomas Egenes – Part One Resources: Textbook PDF…

Lesson 7 – Sanskrit for Beginners Course

September 6, 2020

Summary: Finished theory of Lesson 4 in book (pg 34, 35). Source: Introduction to Sanskrit (4th Ed) – Thomas Egenes – Part One Resources: Textbook PDF file used in class. It is 3rd Ed. (Copyright:…

Lesson 8 – Sanskrit for Beginners Course

September 13, 2020

Summary: Formula to convert Sanskrit to English and English to Sanskrit. Source: Introduction to Sanskrit (4th Ed) – Thomas Egenes – Part One Resources: Textbook PDF file used in class. It is 3rd Ed. (Copyright:…

Lesson 9 – Sanskrit for Beginners Course

September 20, 2020

Summary: New verse and how sandhi works. Source: Introduction to Sanskrit (4th Ed) – Thomas Egenes – Part One Resources: Textbook PDF file used in class. It is 3rd Ed. (Copyright: Book is by Thomas…

Lesson 10 – Sanskrit for Beginners Course

September 27, 2020

Summary: Sandhi practice. Source: Introduction to Sanskrit (4th Ed) – Thomas Egenes – Part One Resources: Textbook PDF file used in class. It is 3rd Ed. (Copyright: Book is by Thomas Egenes. To support his…

Lesson 11 – Sanskrit for Beginners Course

October 4, 2020

Summary: How to say “Man asks Rāma about the deer“. Instrumental case. Word order. Source: Introduction to Sanskrit (4th Ed) – Thomas Egenes – Part One Highlights: How to say “About”. Only applies to pṛccha…

Lesson 12 – Sanskrit for Beginners Course

October 11, 2020

Summary: New verse. New case: dative (for the man). Alphabet revision. Source: Introduction to Sanskrit (4th Ed) – Thomas Egenes – Part One Resources: App to help memorizing long sections of text: iOS | Android…

Lesson 13 – Sanskrit for Beginners Course

October 18, 2020

Summary: Vowel sandhi. Usage of: iti. Source: Introduction to Sanskrit (4th Ed) – Thomas Egenes – Part One Resources: Andre's Complete Devanagari Reference Class PDF exercises What Have We Learned In Course So Far? From…

Lesson 14 – Sanskrit for Beginners Course

October 25, 2020

Summary: Two new cases: Genitive, Ablative, Sandhi. Source: Introduction to Sanskrit (4th Ed) – Thomas Egenes – Part One Resources: Class PDF exercises Highlights: CASE: Ablative Summary: from __ Formula: stem + at Paradigm: nara…

Lesson 15 – Sanskrit for Beginners Course

November 1, 2020

Summary: Last 2 cases of ‘nara' paradigm that covers 40% of all Sanskrit words: Locative (in/on), Vocative (addressing something). Source: Introduction to Sanskrit (4th Ed) – Thomas Egenes – Part One Resources: Class Exercises Class…

Lesson 16 – Sanskrit for Beginners Course

November 8, 2020

Summary: New verse. Parsing. Source: Introduction to Sanskrit (4th Ed) – Thomas Egenes – Part One Resources: Interpret the Story Speaking Template Flashcards Deluxe: Can use as custom dictionary. Or use Excel spreadsheet. Workbook for…

Lesson 17 – Sanskrit for Beginners Course

November 15, 2020

Summary: Revision of nara paradigm. Entire chapter of 8 of book: (1) Vowel Sandhi (2) Neuter nouns “phala” (3) New vocab. Source: Introduction to Sanskrit (4th Ed) – Thomas Egenes – Part One Resources: Speaking…

Lesson 18 – Sanskrit for Beginners Course

November 22, 2020

Summary: No new content. Class was memorizing paradigm endings (nara) and vowel/visarga sandhi. Source: Introduction to Sanskrit (4th Ed) – Thomas Egenes – Part One Resources: Sandhi & Declensions Practice Sheet (Print out and fill…

Lesson 19 – Sanskrit for Beginners Course

November 29, 2020

Summary: New vocab. Fun games. Source: Introduction to Sanskrit (4th Ed) – Thomas Egenes – Part One Resources: Story to translate Group work of exercises Highlights: Student / teacher convo at start: Teacher: pranāmāḥ suprabhātam…

Lesson 20 – Sanskrit for Beginners Course

December 6, 2020

Summary: New verse. How to count in Sanskrit. Revision of r/ḥ sandhi. Introductions to new kind of verb (Middle Voice). How to say “To have” in Sanskrit. New vocab. Source: Introduction to Sanskrit (4th Ed)…

Lesson 21 – Sanskrit for Beginners Course

December 13, 2020

Summary: Memorizing Middle Voice verbs (bhāṣate). Sandhi for “m” and “n”. Source: Introduction to Sanskrit (4th Ed) – Thomas Egenes – Part One Resources: Class exercises Identify objects in Sanskrit Middle Voice Verbs (Ātmanepada) paradigm…

Lesson 22 – Sanskrit for Beginners Course

December 20, 2020

Summary: No new grammar. Discussion about learning environment. Group work. Source: Introduction to Sanskrit (4th Ed) – Thomas Egenes – Part One Resources: Class exercises 1 Class exercises 2 Sandhi joiner: Enter 2 non-sandhi'ed words…

Lesson 23 – Sanskrit for Beginners Course

January 10, 2021

Summary: Sandhi for ‘t', and first person pronouns. Source: Introduction to Sanskrit (4th Ed) – Thomas Egenes – Part One Resources: Class exercises Sandhi for ‘t': Let's look at examples of this situation: word1t +…

Lesson 24 – Sanskrit for Beginners Course

January 17, 2021

Summary: Revision of paradigms. How to use paradigm for 1st person Pronouns. Source: Introduction to Sanskrit (4th Ed) – Thomas Egenes – Part One Resources: Class exercises 1st Person Pronouns: Found in Vol 1, pg…

Lesson 25 – Sanskrit for Beginners Course

January 24, 2021

Summary: New verse. Tvam (you) paradigm. Adjectives. Asti (is) paradigm. “I love you”. Source: Introduction to Sanskrit (4th Ed) – Thomas Egenes – Part One Resources: Class exercises Bhagavad Gita without sandhi Bhagavad Gita for…

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