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:

  1. Choose or create a prātipadika.

  2. Choose the appropriate kāraka (if applicable) and vibhakti.

  3. Select an appropriate sup-pratyaya.

  4. Apply any relevant changes to the sup-pratyaya.

  5. Apply sandhi rules.

Index of rules

Rules Topic
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.