Introductory

Basic conversations

Now, we are ready to jump in and get our hands dirty, straightaway!

Here, there are a few lessons which describe some very basic conversations. They use very simple sentences and should be very easy to follow.

Sanskrit alphabet

Vowels: 

(a)  (aa)  इ(i)  

Why learn Sanskrit?

There are several reasons why you should learn Sanskrit. Some serious and some not so much. But I would say you should learns Sanskrit because it is so much fun!

Apart from the fun, learning Sanskrit can also help you understand the etymology of a lot of words in Indian and non-Indian languages. It would also help you understand ancient Sanskrit texts, shlokas and other Sanskrit words in their true context, with nothing getting lost in translation.

About Sanskrit

Sanskrit is an Indian language belonging to the Indo-Aryan family of languages, having a history of about 3500 years.

The earliest records in Sanskrit language are found in rigveda which is dates to about 1500 BCE. The oldest surviving book on Sanskrit grammar is written by Panini in 4th century BCE. All the vedas, upanishads, and Indian epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata are written in Sanskrit along with several other works of poetry, drama, science, philosophy and religion. 

My name is...

 

My name is Alex. That can be translated in Sanskrit to mama naama alexaha (मम नाम अलेक्षः).

 

My name is Sita. That would be in Sanskrit. mama naama seetaa (मम नाम सीता).

 

Introduction

In this brief section we will get a short introduction to Sanskrit. We will briefly discuss the history and the current status of the language, the advantages of learning Sanskrit and an overview of the alphabet.

The aim of the introduction is just to provide a quick flavour of the language. We know you are eager to begin the conversation so we promise to be brief!

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