vyākaraṇa-praveśaḥ

An introduction to traditional Sanskrit grammar

This guide is a step-by-step introduction to traditional Sanskrit grammar (vyākaraṇa). We expose the heart of the traditional system and show how it generates valid Sanskrit expressions.

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Introduction

  1. About our guide
  2. A summary of Sanskrit
  3. An overview of the Aṣṭādhyāyī

Sounds

  1. Introduction
  2. The Shiva Sutras
  3. savarṇa sounds
  4. it letters
  5. vidhi rules
  6. ac sandhi
  7. The asiddha section
  8. hal sandhi
  9. ṣatva and ṇatva
  10. Review

tiṅanta

  1. Introduction
  2. dhātu
  3. lakāra
  4. tiṅ-pratyāhāra
  5. parasmaipada and ātmanepada
  6. tiṅ-siddhi
  7. vikaraṇa
  8. guṇa
  9. prakriyā
  10. Review

subanta

  1. Introduction
  2. prātipadika
  3. sup-pratyāhāra
  4. kāraka
  5. vibhakti
  6. Forms of nau
  7. avyaya
  8. Review

kṛt

  1. Introduction
  2. kṛtya
  3. ghañ
  4. kta
  5. śatṛ and śānac
  6. Review

taddhita

  1. Introduction
  2. apatya
  3. atiśāyana
  4. matu̐p
  5. Review

samāsa

  1. Introduction
  2. avyayībhāva
  3. tatpuruṣa
  4. bahuvrīhi
  5. dvandva
  6. Review