This is the second course in our series of courses on Language development. The first course was on Vibhakti – cases in Samskrit, which covered the basic usage of noun-forms. [If you missed this course, click here to check it out].
In this course, we will be focussing on Krdantas. Krdantas are one of the most common type of words in Samskrta, found in almost every sentence. We will explore the number of types of Krdantas, and learn examples and usage of some of the important Krdantas.
2. Which Krdantas will we learn?
We will first learn about the general structure of krdanta-words, and the number, types and meanings of krt-pratyayas.
We will then focus on 25 major krt-suffixes, their forms, examples, rules for usage. The pratyayas we will be studying will be ण्वुल्, तृच्, शतृ, शानच्, क्विप्, ल्युट्, क्तिन्, अ, घञ्, अच्, क्तवतु, क्त, अनीयर्, तव्य, यत्, ण्यत्, क्त्वा, ल्यप्, तुमुन्, णमुल्, अण्, क, ट, ड, खश्। Most common krdanta forms like पठन्, पठितुम्, पठित्वा, पठितम्, पठितवान्, पठनीयम्, पठितव्यम्, पाठ्यम्, पाठः, etc will be covered.
3.Will we learn examples?
Yes. The course will have lots and lots of examples, both from literature and daily usage. Focus is more on practical application than theory
4. Will there be any exercise/homework for me to do?
Yes. This course is not for listening to lectures, but for a hands-on experience of understanding and creating sentences with Krdantas. Each class will have some explanation and lots of practice. You will also get some exercises for working out by yourself. By participating in both the in-class activities and the homework, you will make huge progress in your language learning.
5. Will we learn the Panini sutras and prakriyaa for these forms?
No. We will not be covering the sutras in detail. We might mention some of the associated sutras which help in remembering things. Similarly, we will learn the basic derivation of forms, but not the detailed prakriyaa.
In addition, we will also learn some rare and interesting forms of other krdantas.
First class will be on Saturday, 18th March 2017.
After that, classes will be held Every Saturday, between 5.30 AM and 7.00 AM IST
2. For how long is this course?
Approximately 6 months/25 classes. The number of classes may vary slightly depending on the interest and participation from students.
3. What if I cannot attend classes at that time?
After each class, a video recording of the class, along with all the notes and exercises will be uploaded in our portal. You can follow the uploaded lessons at any time convenient to you. You can also email us with your doubts or questions, if any.
Participating in the live classes will give you the additional opportunity to interact with the teacher and other students.
4. Is attendance compulsary? What if I miss a class in the middle of the course?
In the interest of your own learning, it is advisable for you to participate in the webinars with the same punctuality and regularity as you would attend a face-to-face course. However, if you have to miss some classes due to unavoidable circumstances, please inform the teacher by email in advance. You can catch up with the class using the uploaded materials.
5. I came to know of this course late, and a few classes have already happened? What do I do?
Please catch up with the classes that have already happened with the help of our materials. You can then start attending the live webinars.
This course is for you if you are
2. I don’t know to read and write Samskrit. Can I attend this course?
All the slides and exercises will be almost exclusively in Samskrita. Hence, we would advise you to join one of our other courses to pick up these basic skills before attempting this course. Our Learn Sanskrit – Level 1 course will give you a very good grounding in the basics of Samskrita.
3. I cannot speak Samskrita. Can I attend this course?
It is enough if you can understand basic spoken Samskrita. By the end of the course, you will be speaking Samskrita yourself. You will pick up the language naturally by listening and participating in the exercises.
4. Is there any other course that I can attend before taking up this course?
Yes. If you have not already done so, please take up the first series of this course on Vibhakti. It will be very useful to know the basic noun forms and vibhaktis before getting into Krdantas. You can also try out our Vocabulary 1 and Vocabulary 2 courses to build your word-power in Samskrita.
These will be virtual classes, conducted through a tool called Gotowebinar.
Technical requirements for attending the webinar – Any computer/laptop/Smartphone. Earphones/Headphones with mic.
2. What will be the language used in the classes?
It will be 95% Samskrita. It is the experience of many of our students that their Samskrita knowledge has improved significantly simply by listening and absorbing the Samskrita atmosphere in the class. You will also be encouraged to express yourself in Samskrita as much as possible. In some rare cases, for assisting understanding, additional English explanations will be used.
3. What is the fee for this course?
This course is absolutely free! The only things you will need to invest is your interest and commitment to attend the classes regularly and participate in the activities.
4. Will I get a certificate for this course?
Yes. You can opt for an examination at the end of the course if you want a certificate. The exam will have both oral and written components. On successful completion of the exam, you will get a course-completion certificate from Vyoma Linguistic Labs Foundation. [Note that your attendance in live classes and participation in class activities will also count as a part of the course-assessment.]
The dates and pattern of examination will be announced by the teacher at the end of the course.
The lessons do not follow any particular book. All materials required for studying and understanding, including notes and references will be provided in our portal itself.
However, generally, for the study of Kridanta forms, these two books will be helpful as reference material –