In this unit, we extended our basic system to the task of deriving Sanskrit nominals. We saw that the process has a few basic steps:
Choose or create a prātipadika.
Choose the appropriate kāraka (if applicable) and vibhakti.
Select an appropriate sup-pratyaya.
Apply any relevant changes to the sup-pratyaya.
Apply sandhi rules.
Index of rules
|1.4.23 - 1.4.55||Use of kāraka|
|2.3.1 - 2.3.73||Use of vibhakti|
For further reading
The closest English counterpart to kāraka is the theta role (Wikipedia). But we should be very careful about understanding Indian categories through a Western lens.
Matilal, B. K. Bhavānanda on “What is Kāraka?” Pāṇinian Studies: Professor S. D. Joshi Felicitation Volume (1991).