A Concise Elementary Grammar of the Sanskrit Language: with by Jan Gonda, Gordon B. Ford Jr.

By Jan Gonda, Gordon B. Ford Jr.

This booklet is just an "elementary" grammar for people with event in comparative linguistics. it really is nonetheless an invaluable ebook for these studying Sanskrit--after probably dealing with the 1st and/or moment ebook of Egenes's "Introduction to Sanskrit". it can be of instant price to the comparative linguistic, particularly one with wisdom of Greek or Latin.

A beginner of the twenty first century quite should still begin with Egenes, i feel. this can be nonetheless an invaluable text.

Editorial Reviews:
“This corrected reprint of Gonda's Grammar marks the welcome go back of a venerable consultant for newcomers within the examine of Sanskrit, and an invaluable reference paintings for carrying on with scholars, written through a previous grasp of the subject.”-- Sheldon Pollock, George V. Bobrinskoy special carrier Professor of Sanskrit and Indic stories, collage of Chicago

“Professor Gonda’s paintings is certainly one of the best for linguists who desire to gather wisdom of Sanskrit grammar as speedily as possible.”-- Linguistics: a world Review

“It is to be welcomed that this publication, now maybe the main commonly used in introductory classes, has been made obtainable to scholars within the usa and Canada.”-- Indo-Iranian magazine

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