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The Joy of Sanskrit

Week 24. Vocabulary





Week 24. Makkomas-sūtras


24.1 Periphrastic future: like gantā-asi, agentive noun in -plus part of as, ‘to be’.

24.2 Auxiliary is dropped in all third-person forms.

24.3 Never use the word ‘gerundive’ (why?)

24.4 Future passive participles (FPPs) end in -tavya, -anīya (both easy) or -ya (hard).

24.5 How do you tell a gerund in -ya from an FPP in -ya?  FPPs decline.

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