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LINGUIST List 22.3193

Wed Aug 10 2011

Books: History of Ling/Semantics/Syntax: Wilkins

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Message 1: Grammar of the Sanskrit Language: Wilkins
Date: 09-Aug-2011
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcambridge.org>
Subject: Grammar of the Sanskrit Language: Wilkins
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Title: Grammar of the Sanskrit Language
Published: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Charles Wilkins
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108030267 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 31.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108030267 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 48.00
Abstract:

While working for the East India Company in Bengal, Charles Wilkins (1749-
1836) became one of first Europeans to master the Sanskrit language. He
proceeded to set up a printing press in Calcutta to publish works in Sanskrit and
other Indian languages. Wilkins also undertook further related projects, including
this work, published in London in 1808, which was part of his larger scheme to
write a dictionary of the language and to translate a great epic poem, the
Mahabharata. The grammar was the only part of the project that was completed.
He never finished the dictionary, and only translated about one-third of the
poem, though the part he worked on, the Bhagavad-Gita, became famous. The
grammar attempts a comprehensive explanation of the language, ranging from
the Devanagari alphabet to indeclinable words, and it was a vital resource in
making Indian languages accessible to an English-speaking public.

Preface

1. Of the elements
2. Orthography
3. Declension of nouns
4. Declension of pronouns and pronominals
5. Conjugation of verbs
6. On the formation of participles and participial nouns
7. On the formation of derivative words
8. Indeclinable words
9. On the formation of compound words
10. Genders of nouns
11. Syntax

Errata


Linguistic Field(s): History of Linguistics
                            Semantics
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): Sanskrit (san)

Written In: English (eng )

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