LINGUIST List 24.1186

Sun Mar 10 2013

Books: A Grammar of the Sungskrit Language: Carey

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Subject: A Grammar of the Sungskrit Language: Carey
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Title: A Grammar of the Sungskrit LanguageSubtitle: To Which are Added Examples for the Exercise of the Student, and a CompleteList of the Dhatoos or Roots

Publication Year: 2013Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Author: William Carey

Paperback: ISBN: 9781108055987 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 109.00Paperback: ISBN: 9781108055970 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 54.00Paperback: ISBN: 9781108055963 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 40.00Paperback: ISBN: 9781108055987 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 72.00Paperback: ISBN: 9781108055970 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 35.00Paperback: ISBN: 9781108055963 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 60.00


Please Note: There are three ISBNs for this 2-volume set: One for volume 1, one for Volume 2, and 1 for the combined set.

The Indo-Aryan language of Sanskrit is the primary language of Hinduism andalso a scholarly language of Buddhism. Dating back to the second millenniumBCE, it is considered to be the parent of most modern languages of India, andremains central to work in Indo-European studies, philology and linguisticstoday. First published in 1806, this is a comprehensive grammar of Sanskrit,compiled by the Baptist missionary William Carey (1761–1834) during his timein India. Its purpose was to make the language accessible to Europeanlearners, presenting its complex systems of verb conjugation, compound wordsand affixation in a straightforward way. Reissued here in a two-volume set,Volume 2 contains Books 4 and 5 of the work (covering word formation andsyntax), a detailed appendix on the roots of Sanskrit words, and an index.Carey's reference works on Marathi and Bengali are also reissued in thisseries.


Volume 1. Dedication; Preface; Book I: 1. Of letters; 2. Of words; 3. Of sundhi, or the permutation of letters; Book II: 1. Of nouns substantive; 2. Of adjectives; 3. Of pronouns; Book III: 1. Of verbs; 2. Of the causal verbs; 3. Of the optative verbs; 4. Of the frequentative verbs; 5. Observations upon the dhatoos.

Volume 2. Book IV: 1. Of the formation of words; 2. Of derivative words; 3. Of compound words; 4. Of the gender of nouns; Book V: 1. Of syntax; 2. Exercises for parsing; Appendix containing a list of the dhatoos, or roots; Index; Errata.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Sanskrit (san)

Written In: English (eng)

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