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The basic problem with Egenes for me—as a teacher in the classroom—is that the exercise sentences are extremely dull and also not even good Sanskrit in some instances. For that reason alone you should get the Coulson! One aspect is, as already mentioned, that Coulson insists on using examples from Sanskrit drama. In that review Smith brought up a number of things, such as the strange, non-standard method of transliteration sanakrit Sanskrit, and the denotation of Sanskrit compounds, as well as the questionable idea of using Sanskrit dramatic prose in an introductory text.
So instead of using a three or four word long example, he often uses examples that contain a dozen words, or even more.
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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 also to be able to decipher Sanskrit text. Other books in trach series. Keith rated it really liked it Mar 10, Unfortunately, as many other reviewers have said, Sanskrit just is a really hard language far harder than Latin, Greek or Hindi in my opinionand there’s teachh getting around that basic fact.
The problem is that Coulson does not provide an analysis of each sentence, describing the snaskrit function of each word which is understandable, since his examples simply have too many words.
One aspect of this is in terms of finite verbs and participles. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The troublesome examples One problem is that, in general, the examples in the book are not easy to follow.
Want to Read saving…. The comparative linguist approach 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.
Teach Yourself Sanskrit
Aug 17, Mckinley marked it as x Shelves: Teach Yourself Language Paperback: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Written inthere are several more modern introductions to Sanskrit available now, but I strongly suggest you give this book a chance.
Up to you, if you want to do the exercises from the nagari script or from the transliteration.
Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. This is a very worthwhile grammar for its unique approach and explanations.
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.
I cannot imagine someone with no prior knowledge of ancient languages making profitable use of it. Last comes two types of indexes: 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.
Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Confusing exercises Having once waded through a very substantial number of these examples myself, I can only say that they are not easy to deal with. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.
Notify me of new comments via email. Coulson aims to get you up to a very high level by the end of the book, and he has to go at a lightning pace to do that: Jamie R rated it it was amazing Nov 24, So in an example sentence containing ten words — out of which eight may be unknown — it is far from easy to identify which English word or words a certain Sanskrit word would correspond to.
For it almost seems as if he deliberately creates sentences in English in which the words are almost oppositely placed, compared to the answers in Sanskrit.
It also presents numerous passages of original Sanskrit writing. You are commenting using your WordPress. I recently achieved Learn a language from the comfort of your own home With Teach Yourself Sanskrit Complete Coursethe series brings to life this ancient language, allowing you not only to learn the literary and classical tongue of India but also to be able to decipher Sanskrit text.
After a while you will find it time saving enough to memorize the paradigms. However, Coulson admits that his usage-centered treatment of Sanskrit leaves less very little room for the basic paradigms of verbs and nouns: Pages with related products. This book would have been more effective if it had broken down concepts into smaller, more numerous chapters and provided a plurality of examples for each and every grammatical concept.