Course Memo

The first semester of this course will complete the first half of the Devava?ipravesika Sanskrit primer (Goldman and Goldman, 1980), while the second half will finish the second half of the primer. In the process, students will learn to memorize, recognize, and recall all major paradigms of inflection (conjugations, declensions, indeclinable suffixes, prefixes, etc.). Students will gain the important research skills of basic philology such as etymology and syntactical analyses while translating modified excerpts from Sanskrit literature. Students will also memorize important Sanskrit verses designed to enhance basic vocabulary and impart familiarity with the cultural, philosophical, and linguistic landscape of Sanskrit literature.