Intriguing Sanskrit Vocabulary

Santosha - Contentment

Santosha is the practice of finding contentment or happiness, regardless of the external circumstances.

Upeksha - Equanimity

One definition of equanimity means to stand in the middle. The Buddha taught that we are constantly being pulled in different directions, either toward the things or people we desire, or away from the things or people we are averse to.

Sraddha - Faith

We may not always know how our path is unfolding, so at times we might feel uncertain or stuck in life. Sraddha is the inner, intuitive belief that you are walking steadily towards your life's goals.

Handy Information About the Sanskrit Grammar

A Highly Inflected Language

Sanskrit is a highly inflected language which uses prefixes, suffixes, infixes, and reduplication to form words and to represent grammatical categories.

Sandhi

There are numerous sandhi forms. Sandhi (from Sanskrit word meaning ‘joining’) refers to sound changes that occur at morpheme or word boundaries. They occur in all languages, for instance, in English the consonant /f/ changes to /v/ before the plural marker, e.g., knife – knives.

Word order

The usual word order in Sanskrit sentences places the verb in the final position, but there are fewer restrictions on the order of other elements in the sentence.

Sanskrit Is Fascinating

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    One Of The Oldest Languages In The World

    Sanskrit is, with Hittite and Mycenaean Greek, among the oldest attested Indo-European languages.

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    Passive And Participial Constructions

    Passive constructions are very frequent as well as participial ones, the latter tending to replace the finite verb.

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    Varieties

    Vedic or Archaic and Classical. Vedic Sanskrit (preserved in the Vedas and Brāhmaṇas) is the most ancient form of the language. It is closely related to Avestan, the Old Iranian language of the Avesta. Classical Sanskrit begins with the magisterial grammar of Panini (c. 500-400 BCE).

Heroes Behind the Company

Our lessons are fun and informal. You can join our course for beginners, and you will be able to make basic conversation in Sanskrit after only several hours of learning.

Tancredi Mancera

Founder of Iberitas Sanskrit Language Courses

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