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The Joy of Sanskrit

Week 11. Vocabulary




Week 11. Another special treat



You need to translate this as part of your assessment this week, but you might also enjoying to Pandit Rao's sonorous reading of the text.







Week 11. Makkomas-sūtras


11.1 s preceded by any vowel other than a or ā become

11.2 n preceded by r, , ṝ or become

11.3 short word, starts with t: probably a pronoun

11.4 pronouns like 'he' also means 'that'

11.5 sa drops its visarga except before a and the end of the line

11.6 adjectives come before the nouns they modify

11.7 iva, eva and evam mean like, indeed and thus


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