Introductory Sanskrit Ib

  • US101b.
  • This course continues the linguistically rich study of the world's most fascinating language to complete the equivalent of a first-semester university course by proceeding with the survey of the intricate and highly organized structure of the grammar and by including readings adapted from Sanskrit literature.
  • Prerequisite: US101a
  • Continued by US102aUS102b.
  • Instructor: Peter M. Scharf.
  • Schedule: 2 January – 11 March 2022.
  • Course meeting times: Sunday and Thursday 10:00-11:00am U.S. Central Time, or by arrangement with course participants.
  • Course fee: $1,500.
  • Register.
  • Course materials: Scharf, Peter M. {S}abdabrahma: a first-year Sanskrit text. Providence: The Sanskrit Library, 2010.
Lecture Topic
8 The imperative and optative moods
9 Feminine I/U-stem nominals
10 Class 5, 8, and 9 present stem verbs
11 Short i/u-stem nominals
12 Class 2, 3, and 7 verbs and f-stem nominals

Schedule

Week of Reading Assignment
2 January 2022 Chapter 8: The imperative and optative moods Exercises 8A–E Imperative and optative verbs, personal and interrogative pronouns
9 January 2022 Exercises 8F An episode from the {b}AlakARqa of the {r}AmAyaRa: {v}iSvAmitra's sons
16 January 2022 Chapter 9: Feminine I/U-stem nominals Exercises 9A–B Feminine polysyllabic and monosyllabic I and U-stem nouns, and particles
23 January 2022 Exercise 9C {k}umArasaMBava: The birth of {k}umAra
30 January 2022 Chapter 10: Class 5, 8, and 9 present stem verbs Exercises 10A–B Class 5, 8, and 9 verbs
6 February 2022 Exercises 10C Of students, teachers and dharma
13 February 2022 Chapter 11: Short i/u-stem nominals Exercises 11A–B i/u-stem nominals, and the use of particles in argument structure
20 February 2022 Exercises 11C The tale of Hari Candra
27 February 2022 Chapter 12: Class 2, 3, and 7 verbs and f-stem nominals Exercises 12A–C Vocalic f-stems, classes 2, 3, and 7 verbs, and double accusative
6 March 2022 Exercise 12D The tale of Hari Candra (continued)