Contents of Simple Sanskrit

Lesson 1 – 15 Pronouns, 16 verbs, 240 simple sentences in Present tense सार्वनामिककर्तृपदैः वर्तमानकाले वाक्यानि

Lesson 2 – a) 9 more pronouns, 9 more verbs (b) Imperative Total 1200 simple sentences (अ) भवत्सर्वनाम्नः कर्तृपदानि (आ) आज्ञार्थः

Lesson 3 – (a) Interrogatives using masculine declensions of pronoun किम् (अ) किमिति सर्वनाम्नः पुंल्लिङ्गरूपैः प्रश्नाः (b) विभक्ति-s and their Correspondence with prepositions (आ) विभक्त्यर्थाः (c) Negative and affirmative (इ) नकारार्थः

Lesson 4 – Declensions of most common pronouns in all three genders and in all seven विभक्ति-s i.e. cases सर्वनाम्नां लिङ्गविभक्तिवचनभेदैः रूपाणि

Lesson 5 – Declensions of अकारान्त nouns of masculine and neuter genders अकारान्तपुंल्लिङ्गनपुंसकलिङ्गशब्दानां विभक्तिवचनभेदैः रूपाणि

Lesson 6 – Declensions of आकारान्त, इकारान्त words of masculine, neuter and feminine genders आकारान्त-इकारान्तलिङ्गत्रयशब्दानां रूपाणि

Lesson 7 – (a) Numbers – cardinals and ordinals संख्याशब्दाः (b) Telling the time  समयवाचनम् (c) Notes on measurement of Time कालमापनविषये टिप्पण्यः (d) Measurement of Length, Volume, Weight – आयतिमापनम् घनफलमापनम् भारमापनम् (e) Arithmetic operations गणिते विधयः

Lesson 8 – Interrogatives related to numbers and quantities  

Lesson 9 – (a) Simple past अनद्यतन- (लङ्)-भूतकालः including आत्मनेपदम् (b) verbal derivatives – Past passive participles क्त-कृदन्तानि (c) Use of वत्-प्रत्ययान्त (क्तवतु)-कृदन्तानि (d) “after + gerund” e.g. “after doing” कृदन्तानि 

Lesson 10 – आत्मनेपदम् and लकार-s Causative प्रयोजकः

Lesson 11 – कृदन्त-s with different कृत्-suffixes – indeclinables अव्ययानि such as त्वान्त/ल्यबन्त क्त, क्तवतु, विध्यर्थवाचकानि यत्/ण्यत्-तव्यत्-अनीयर् e.g. कार्य कर्तव्य करणीय, तुमन्ताव्ययानि infinitives e.g. ‘to do’ or ‘for doing’ Examples of शतृ-कृदन्त-s in पश्यन् शृण्वन् स्पृशन् जिघ्रन् … (गीता ५-८+९)

Lesson 12 – सनादि (णिच् यङ्- etc.) उपधातु-s

Lesson 13 – Active / Passive कर्तरि → (कर्मणि / भावे)

Lesson 14 – गण-s and लकार-s of धातु-s

Lesson 15 – संधि-s or संहिता-s

Lesson 16 – शिवसूत्राणि and स्वर-सन्धि-s Part 1

Lesson 17 – स्वर-सन्धि-s Part 2

Lesson 18 – स्वर-सन्धि-s Part 3

Lesson 19 – स्वर-सन्धि-s Part 4

Lesson 20 – Some thoughts on Sanskrit, the language

Lesson 21 – स्वर-सन्धि-s Part 1

Lesson 22 – स्वरसंधि-s Matrix 3 इको यणचि

Lesson 23 – स्वरसंधि-s Matrix 4 एचोऽयवायावः + लोपः शाकल्यस्य  

Lesson 24 – शिवसूत्राणि

Lesson 25 – विसर्ग-संधि-s

Lesson 26 – व्यञ्जन-संधि-s Part 1

Lesson 27 – व्यञ्जन-संधि-s Part 2

Lesson 28 – अनुनासिक-संधि-s and अनुस्वार-s

Lesson 29 – Introduction to Compound Words समास-s

Lesson 30 – विग्रह i.e. deciphering compound words  

Lesson 31 – Compound words समासाः (अ) अव्ययीभावः (आ) तत्पुरुषः

Lesson 32कर्मधारय and द्विगु समास-s

Lesson 33 – बहुव्रीहि-समासाः

Lesson 34 – Composing compound words – a) लुक् (b) अलुक्

Lesson 35 – Active / Passive कर्तरि → (कर्मणि / भावे)

Lesson 36 – सनादि (णिच् यङ्- etc.) उपधातु-s –

Lesson 37 – Different ways for “Don’t enter the temple wearing your footwear”.

Some more topics, which may be studied –

  • Idiomatic / Linguistic Ornamentation i.e. भाषालङ्कार  – शब्दालङ्कार, अर्थालङ्कार
  • Prosody i.e.Meters काव्यालङ्कारेति  छन्दांसि (वृत्तानि)

This “Contents of Simple Sanskrit” is compiled now, only on Tuesday April 23, 2019 i.e. after 7 years of having composed and posted the very first Lesson 1 on April 11, 2012. It comes to mind that, there is scope to edit some lessons, especially to eliminate duplications as in Lessons 16 and 24, etc.

At this blog, there are other posts in the category as “Only Four Types of Words”. That is another approach or view of understanding and learning Sanskrit as a language. That approach is also a “Simple Sanskrit” approach.

Compiling this “Contents of Simple Sanskrit” is becoming a review of this blog as a whole. Maybe, this review will prompt restructuring of the blog as a whole and may result in an improved presentation of Simple Sanskrit. There have been many appreciations of the existing contents and many people have been following them. So an improved presentation shall have to be done without disturbing existing contents. I hope and pray, that I shall be able to handle that challenge.

शुभमस्तु !