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As a classics student having had prior Sanskrit instruction from a live person my impressions of Coulson’s text are considerably different than those of other readers here. Pitman Pitman Publishing.

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Sanskrit by Michael Coulson

Indarathana rated it did not like it Apr 10, This is certainly coulspn of the more helpful introductions to Sanskrit. Alex Gutteridge rated it it was ok Jul 25, Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Here is the opening of Chapter 4: One 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. Sugoi10 rated it it was amazing Coulosn 30, I also found that Coulson addressed the cases of address rather haphazardly, doing half a job in the appendices rather than spending sufficient time on them in tbe main body of text; this might be because he assumes knowledge of other Indo-European languages, specifically of Latin.


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Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Teach Yourself Language Paperback: At the very beginning of the book there are, in addition, two important parts immediately after the contents: I found the book to complex to be of any real use to me. Natraj Sharma rated it really liked it Nov 14, Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

See and discover other items: Up to you, if you want to do the exercises from the nagari script or from the ssanskrit. Not without my input, but it makes me a better teacher.

This is NOT a book for a total beginner and it works best if you have a working knowledge of either Latin or Ancient Greek.

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May 16, Fiona rated it really liked it Shelves: Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. See all 20 reviews. There are 15 main chapters in this book, which in total make up approximately half of the book pp. The Cambridge Introduction to Sanskrit Paperback.

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Its sense corresponds to that of the English yoursefl participle in the latter’s more adjectival use;” You will probably get the meaning from the examples then given in sanskrit, but your enjoyment of Coulson’s book will be much greater if you have a knowledge of grammar principles. All rights coulsn worldwide. This may seem a minor gripe, but for beginners it really does make life rather difficult.


It is not always clear which he wants: The complete book vocabulary is also given in both scripts. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Emphasis is on usage of the language. Paperbackpages. A beginning reader, having practically no vocabulary, will in practice not be able to flip around in the book and learn something from different examples in the yojrself chapters; for in an example that has, say, ten words, eight of those words may be unknown to the beginner; and trying to look up not only those eight words, but also their particular form and their grammatical asnskrit, is much too time-consuming and troublesome.

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Extensive exercises so readers ca Learn a language from the comfort of your own home With Teach Yourself Sanskrit Complete Course, the series brings to life this ancient language, allowing you not only to learn the literary and classical tongue of India but doulson to be able to decipher Sanskrit text.

Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language Teach Yourself. And this problem is further accentuated by his decision not to provide a literal translation, where the words would be in the corresponding Sanskrit word order. To ask other readers questions about Sanskritplease sign up. By using this text, the student may yoursefl only increase his or her vocabulary, but also get important pointers on usage.