Complete Sanskrit Beginner to Intermediate Course

Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language

Author: Michael Coulson

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9781444106107

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 432

View: 3351

Complete Sanskrit is a comprehensive book course that takes you from beginner to intermediate level. This edition of this successful course by Michael Coulson is packed with learning features to give you the language, practice and skills to communicate with confidence. - 15 learning units plus pronunciation section and word glossary - Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick - Teaches the key skills - reading, writing and speaking - Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner - Culture notes - learn about the people and places of India - Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims - Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken Sanskrit - Test Yourself - see and track your own progress - Maps from A1 to B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

The Cambridge Introduction to Sanskrit

Author: A. M. Ruppel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107088283

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 436

View: 8911

This book uses modern pedagogical methods and tools that allow students to grasp straightforward original Sanskrit texts within weeks.

A Sanskrit Grammar for Students

Author: Arthur Anthony Macdonell

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120805057

Category: Sanskrit language

Page: 264

View: 6670

The aim of this book is to provide the student with that grammatical equipment which is necessary for reading a Sanskrit text with ease and exactness. The book is divided into seven chapters and three appendices. Chapters 1-2 deal with Sanskrit alphabet and euphonic combinations-external and internal sandhis. Chapter 3-4 describe the stytem of Sanskrit declension and conjugation. Chapters 5-6 are related to indeclinable words, nominal stem formation and compounds. Chapter 7 deals with syntax. The three appendices contain: (1) list of verbs, (2) metre in Classical Sanskrit, and (3) chief peculiarities of Vedic Grammar. The book is fully documented. It comprises: (1) Introduction with a History of Sanskrit Grammar; (2) Table of Devanagari letters; (3) Sanskrit Index; and (4) General Index.

Complete Middle Egyptian

A New Method for Understanding Hieroglyphs: Reading Texts in Context

Author: Richard Bussmann

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 1473615720

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

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Designed for complete beginners, and tested for years with real learners, Complete Middle Egyptian offers a bridge from the textbook to the real world, enabling you to learn the grammar, access inscriptions in documents and monuments and even teaching you how to draw hieroglyphs yourself. Structured around key artefacts and introducing both the original hieroglyphs and transliteration (for easier understanding) this course also features: -16 learning units plus pronunciation section, grammar reference, sign list overview and sign list explanation -Stepped progression - clearly graduated progress through different levels of the language -Authentic materials - language taught through key artefacts and texts -Teaches the key skills - reading and understanding hieroglyphs -Culture insights - learn about the culture, society and politics in ancient Egypt -Self tests and learning activities - see and track your own progress Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

Sanskrit

Author: Michael Coulson,Richard Francis Gombrich,James D. Benson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780340913369

Category: Sanskrit language

Page: 402

View: 5964

Do you want to read Indian classics in the original? Do you want to progress quickly beyond the basics? Do you want to reach a high standard? ‘Teach Yourself Sanskrit’ is not only a primer, but also a work of scholarship, for the book contains much original material on Sanskrit syntax and usage. The carefully graded chapters explain Sanskrit grammar and style with exceptional clarity. The text includes an introduction to the nāgarī script, a useful explanation of how to use Sanskrit commentaries, plenty of examples from actual Sanskrit works, extensive vocabularies into and out of Sanskrit and a full key to all the exercises. The text has been completely re-set for this 2006 edition.

The Language of Yoga

Complete A-to-Y Guide to Asana Names, Sanskrit Terms, and Chants

Author: Nicolai Bachman

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1622035887

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 152

View: 8926

Have you ever been bewildered in yoga class by the terms the teacher uses? What is the deeper meaning of these terms? How can you benefit by knowing them? For passionate and curious yoga students, The Language of Yoga offers the definitive A-Y of asana names and Sanskrit terms (there is no Z in Sanskrit!). This interactive set includes more than 200 asanas with illustrated yoga postures and 300 Sanskrit definitions. Sanskrit scholar Nicolai Bachman teaches you how to read and pronounce these sacred sounds with precision, and guides you through seven yoga chants with exact rhythm, tone, and pronunciation. An indispensable reference guide for any serious student of yoga.

Sacred Sanskrit Words

For Yoga, Chant, and Meditation

Author: Leza Lowitz,Reema Datta

Publisher: Stone Bridge Press

ISBN: 9780893469832

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 4226

A guide to the key spiritual concepts behind yoga and other branches of Eastern wisdom

A Higher Sanskrit Grammar

For the Use of School and College Students

Author: M. R. Kale

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120801783

Category: Sanskrit language

Page: 722

View: 7247

The present grammar has been prepared with a view to meet the growing educational need of university students. The author has done his best to bring the present grammar up to the requirements of the students. In writing the various chapters of this book, the author has closely followed Pannini, as explained by Bhattoji Diksita. Many of the rules given here are translations of the relevant Sutras of Panini. The original Sutras are given in footnotes, where necessary. Sandhis and declensions are fully treated; compounds which dominate classical Sanskrit literature have received special attention; formation of feminine bases has been illustrated; Taddhita affixes have been arranged in an alphabetical order. A special feature of the present grammar is the chapter on the Conjugation of Verbs. The general rules given are amply illustrated by examples. All the verbs which change their pada when preceded by particular prepositions are given in an alphabetical order. The chapter on Syntax contains almost everything given in the first 20 chapters of author's Guide to Sanskrit Composition; the chapter on Prosody is based on the Chandomanjari and the Vrttaratnakara. The author has spared no pains to make the book as useful and as complete as possible.

A Sanskrit Grammar for Beginners

In Devanagari and Roman Letters Throughout

Author: Friedrich Max Müller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sanskrit language

Page: 300

View: 7216

A Comprehensive Guide to Bhagavad-Gita with Literal Translation

Author: H. D. Goswami

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692761717

Category: Religion

Page: 236

View: 3121

With its systematic analysis of major themes, this Comprehensive Gita Guide represents a one-of-a-kind companion for beginners, advanced students and experienced scholars. With encyclopedic knowledge and an insider's understanding of the text, the author guides us in simple accessible prose to the very heart of the Gita's sublime conclusions.

Course in General Linguistics

Author: Ferdinand de Saussure

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472508823

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 1601

Ferdinand de Saussure is commonly regarded as one of the fathers of 20th Century Linguistics. His lectures, posthumously published as the Course in General Linguistics ushered in the structuralist mode which marked a key turning point in modern thought. Philosophers such as Jacques Derrida and Roland Barthes, psychoanalysts such as Jacques Lacan, the anthropologist ClaudeLevi-Strauss and linguists such as Noam Chomsky all found an important influence for their work in the pages of Saussure's text. Published 100 years after Saussure's death, this new edition of Roy Harris's authoritative translation is now available in the Bloomsbury Revelations series with a substantial new introduction exploring Saussure's contemporary influence and importance.

The Path of the Yoga Sutras

Author: Nicolai Bachman

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 8184958668

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 296

View: 8370

Unlocking the Secrets of Patanjali’s Yoga A path-breaking guide for mind-body balance Author Nicolai Bachman skillfully demystifies the practices of the 2000-year-old Patanjali yoga tradition for modern readers. The book covers five sections on the central teachings of Patanjali addressing concerns pertaining to the mind and body. Each sutra beautifully explains the yoga philosophy of the asanas with practical examples that can be applied in the fabric of our lives. From emotional afflictions and preservation of energy to optimal focus for heart-mind balance, the book is meticulously researched to broaden our understanding of the yoga philosophy. Bachman enlightens us on the ancient knowledge of Patanjali with contemporary wisdom and depth for lay readers as well as yoga practitioners. The Path of the Yoga Sutras is for anyone who believes in integrating yogic philosophy with practice for a holistic life experience. Nicolai Bachman has been teaching Sanskrit, Ayurveda, chanting, and yoga-related topics for over 15 years. He is the author of several book-and-CD learning tools, including The Path of the Yoga Sutras, the first home-study course of its kind.

The Battle for Sanskrit: Is Sanskrit Political or Sacred, Oppressive or Liberating, Dead or Alive?

Author: Rajiv Malhotra

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9351775399

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 488

View: 5337

There is a new awakening in India that is challenging the ongoing westernization of the discourse about India. The Battle for Sanskrit seeks to alert traditional scholars of Sanskrit and sanskriti - Indian civilization - concerning an important school of thought that has its base in the US and that has started to dominate the discourse on the cultural, social and political aspects of India. This academic field is called Indology or Sanskrit studies. From their analysis of Sanskrit texts, the scholars of this field are intervening in modern Indian society with the explicitly stated purpose of removing 'poisons' allegedly built into these texts. They hold that many Sanskrit texts are socially oppressive and serve as political weapons in the hands of the ruling elite; that the sacred aspects need to be refuted; and that Sanskrit has long been dead. The traditional Indian experts would outright reject or at least question these positions. The start of Rajiv Malhotra's feisty exploration of where the new thrust in Western Indology goes wrong, and his defence of what he considers the traditional, Indian approach, began with a project related to the Sringeri Sharada Peetham in Karnataka, one of the most sacred institutions for Hindus. There was, as he saw it, a serious risk of distortion of the teachings of the peetham, and of sanatana dharma more broadly. Whichever side of the fence one may be on, The Battle for Sanskrit offers a spirited debate marshalling new insights and research. It is a valuable addition to an important subject, and in a larger context, on two ways of looking. Is each view exclusive of the other, or can there be a bridge between them? Readers can judge for themselves.

Complete Swedish Beginner to Intermediate Book and Audio Course

Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language with Teach Yourself

Author: Ivo Holmqvist,Vera Croghan

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 144413440X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

View: 1477

This product is most effective when used in conjunction with the corresponding double CD. - You can purchase the print book and double CD as a pack (ISBN: 9781444107173) - The double CD is also sold separately (ISBN: 9781444107180) (copy and paste the ISBN number into the search bar to find these products) Are you looking for a complete course in Swedish which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Swedish will guarantee success! Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. GRAMMAR TIPS Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding. USEFUL VOCABULARY Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. DIALOGUES Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast. PRONUNCIATION Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Sweden. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Sanskrit Alphabet (Devanagari) Study Book Volume 1 Single Letters

Author: Medha Michika

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781515340140

Category:

Page: 82

View: 4816

This series of two books is designed for the systematic learning of Devanagari, the alphabet script generally used for written Sanskrit. By completing the study of these two books, one may be able to read and write Sanskrit words and sentences adequately. This first book of the series covers all of the letters in the Sanskrit alphabet. Pronunciation, a guided handwriting practice area with the order of writing strokes, and word examples are provided for each letter.

Complete Ancient Greek

A Comprehensive Guide to Reading and Understanding Ancient Greek, with Original Texts

Author: Gavin Betts

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 1473627745

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 304

View: 1729

Designed for complete beginners, and tested for years with real learners, Complete Ancient Greek offers a bridge from the textbook to the real world, enabling you to learn the grammar, understand the vocabulary and even how to translate the writings of Socrates and Homer. Structured around authentic material, placing an emphasis on the importance of reading classical texts in the original, and introducing both a grammar perspective and a full introduction to essential vocabulary, this course also features: -25 learning units plus maps and verb guide -Authentic materials - language taught through key texts -Teaches the key skills - reading and understanding Ancient Greek grammar and vocabulary -Culture insights - learn about the culture and beliefs of the Ancient Greeks -Self tests and learning activities - see and track your own progress. Featuring additional exercises in this new edition, this is a genuinely comprehensive yet accessible introduction to Ancient Greek. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

Complete Bengali: A Teach Yourself Guide

Author: William Radice

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071767037

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 448

View: 2662

It's easy to teach yourself Bengali! Complete Bengali: A Teach Yourself Guide provides you with a clear and comprehensive approach to Bengali, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking, and writing Bengali with confidence. Within each of the 24 thematic chapters, important language structures are introduced through life-like dialogues. You'll learn grammar in a gradual manner so you won't be overwhelmed by this tricky subject. Exercises accompany the texts and reinforce learning in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This program also features current cultural information boxes that reflect recent changes in society. Features: One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the basics of the language

Yogavataranam: The Translation of Yoga

A New Approach to Sanskrit, Integrating Traditional and Academic Methods and Based on Classic Yoga Texts, for University Courses, Yoga Programs, and Self Study

Author: Zoë Slatoff-Ponté

Publisher: North Point Press

ISBN: 9780865477544

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 528

View: 4923

The traditional Indian method of learning Sanskrit is through oral transmission, by first memorizing texts and then learning their meaning. The Western academic approach methodically teaches the alphabet, declensions, grammar, syntax, and vocabulary building. Zoë Slatoff-Ponté's Yogavataranam integrates the traditional and academic approaches for a full and practical experience of Sanskrit study. Yogavataranam approaches language systematically and at the same time allows students to read important and relevant texts as soon as possible, while emphasizing proper pronunciation through its audio accompaniment. The first section teaches reading and basic grammar, the second covers more extensive grammar, and by the third, students can begin to read and understand even more complex texts, such as the Upanisads. Yogavataranam includes: Step-by-step instructions on how to correctly write the alphabet Exercises throughout, along with review exercises for each chapter Sidebars on Indian philosophy, culture, etymology, and more Vocabulary building based on important texts An extensive glossary of terms Consideration of translation techniques and challenges Original translations of passages from central texts, such as the Yogasutra, Bhagavadgita, Hathapradipika, and various Upanisads In addition, Web-based audio files accompany each chapter to teach proper pronunciation. Yogavataranam is appropriate for all levels of study, whether a student is brand-new to Sanskrit or already has experience in pronunciation, reading devanagari script, interpreting meaning, or learning grammar-and whether the course is academic or based in yoga. This new approach joins theory and practice to invoke an active experience of the philosophy, the practice, and the culture that together inform the multiplicity of meanings contained within the single and powerful word "yoga."

Complete Sanskrit: A Teach Yourself Guide

Author: Michael Coulson,Gombrich Richard,James Benson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071752668

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 432

View: 4019

It's easy to teach yourself Sanskrit! Complete Sanskrit: A Teach Yourself Guide provides you with a clear and comprehensive approach to Sanskrit, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding and writing Sanskrit with confidence. Within each of the 24 thematic chapters, important language structures are introduced through life-like dialogues. You'll learn grammar in a gradual manner so you won't be overwhelmed by this tricky subject. Exercises accompany the texts and reinforce learning. Features: One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the basics of the language

Complete German Beginner to Intermediate Course

Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language

Author: Heiner Schenke

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9781444177398

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 416

View: 9219

Complete German is a comprehensive book and audio language course that takes you from beginner to intermediate level. The new edition of this successful course has been fully revised and is packed with new learning features to give you the language, practice and skills to communicate with confidence. - Maps from A1 to B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages - 23 learning units plus verbs reference and word glossary - Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick - Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking - Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner - Culture notes - learn about the people and places of Germany - Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims - Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken German - Test Yourself - see and track your own progress In this pack you?ll get a full-colour book and one MP3 CD of audio material. You can download the MP3 files on the disc from your computer to your MP3 player or play the disc in an MP3-compatible CD player. Get our companion app. German course: Teach Yourself is full of fun, interactive activities to support your learning with this course. Apple and Android versions available. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.