This course provides an introduction into Vedic Sanskrit, the language of the Vedas, especially that of the Rigveda, which is the oldest of them. Next to a survey of the synchronic phonology and morphology, we will be dealing with the major facets of Sanskrit historical grammar.
- Insight into the linguistic structure of Vedic Sanskrit
• Knowledge of major historical developments of Sanskrit
Time and date on which the course is offered or a link to the website.
Mode of instruction
2-hour weekly seminar
Written exam at the end of the course. MA students will in addition have to write a paper on an aspect of synchronic or diachronic Sanskrit linguistics.
Arthur Anthony Macdonell, A Vedic grammar for students. (Reprinted many times; any edition may be used)
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