SANSKRIT - Elementary
The focus of Sanskrit 100AB is to introduce students to Sanskrit grammar, with a goal of developing the skills necessary to read basic, simple Sanskrit texts. Sanskrit 100A covers Lessons 1–12 of the Devavāṇīpraveśikā [Robert P. Goldman and Sally J. Sutherland Goldman, Center for South Asia Studies, UC Berkeley: 2004], including, the script, sandhi, the present system [vartamāne prayoga], the karmaṇi and bhāve prayoga-s, the laṭ, laṅ, and the loṭ, and nomnal stems in –a/ā, i/ī, u/ū, an, aḥ, iḥ, uḥ, ant, [t]ṛ, and in [for all possible genders]. Also covered are participles—both the bhūte kṛdanta-s and past active participles (ktavatu)—relative and correlative constructions, questions, and a number of idioms, as well as tatpuruṣa [including nañ, prādi and gati, and upapada] samāsas and karmadhāraya samāsas. Students are expected to memorize for recitation one or more verses per week. Emphasis is placed on correct prosody and pronunciation. No prior knowledge of Sanskrit is required.
Devavanipravesika: An Introduction to the Sanskrit Language, Robert Goldman & Sally J. Sutherland-Goldman, UCB-CSAS Publications, ISBN: 0944613403