In this unit, we applied our basic system to the task of deriving Sanskrit verbs. We saw that the process has a few basic steps:

  1. Choose a dhātu from the Dhātupāṭha.

  2. Choose the right lakāra.

  3. Determine whether the root uses parasmaipada or ātmanepada endings.

  4. Replace the lakāra with the appropriate tiṅ ending.

  5. Add a vikaraṇa as needed.

  6. Apply guṇa changes as needed.

  7. Apply sandhi rules.

This unit focused on verbs created with laṭ-lakāra, but all verbs will follow this basic framework.

Index of rules

Rules Topic
1.3.12 - 1.3.93 Use of parasmaipada and ātmanepada
3.1.5 - 3.1.32 Use of san-ādi suffixes, which create derived dhātus
3.4.77 - 3.4.117 tiṅ-siddhi