Sunday, February 7, 2016

Conversational Sanskrit Lesson - 1

On an experimental basis, I have started this Conversational Sanskrit series with video and text. This series is meant for children and young adult who want to learn Sanskrit, India's true National Language.

Below I present a Samskrit conversation between two people, Ram and Mohan, about a 3rd individual Udayan who is suffering from fever.

First I present the video for you to listen to the sentences and intonations. 

रामः - मोहन , उदयनः किमर्थं न पठति ?
मोहनः - सः ज्वरेण पीडितः अस्ति , अतः न पठति ।
रामः - किम् एतत् सत्यमस्ति यत् सः ज्वरेण पीडितः अस्ति ?
मोहनः - उदयनः न केवलं ज्वरितः अस्ति , परन्तु सः अतीव दुर्बलः अपि अस्ति ।
रामः - किं सः अन्नं भक्षयति न वा ? कथय ।
मोहनः - न भक्षयति परन्तु अल्पम् अल्पं दुग्धं पिबति ।
रामः - कदा सः पुनः नीरोगः भविष्यति ?
मोहनः - एतद् अहं न जानामि ।

Ram - Mohan, why is Udayan not studying?
Mohan - He has fever, hence he is not studying.
Ram - Is it true that he has fever?
Mohan - Not only does Udayan have fever, he is also very weak.
Ram - Is he eating or not? Please tell.
Mohan - He is not eating, but instead sipping a little milk.
Ram - When will he get cured?
Mohan - I do not know.

Conversational Sanskrit Word Meanings
किमर्थं - Why? For what reason?
ज्वरेण - By fever (Instrumental Case)
पीडितः - Afflicted
भक्षयति - Eating
भविष्यति - will be (Future Tense)
अल्पम् अल्पं - little portions from time to time. The first alpam end with म् because it is followed by a vowel अ. The second alpam ends with bindu because it is followed by a consonant द
पुनः - Again

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That's it. Thank you for reading about Conversational Sanskrit Lesson - 1. You may also like the following.

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  1. Great! Very well done. Even for not-so-young-adults this is very helpful. Thank you for doing this.

  2. This is amazing! My husband learnt Sanskrit in school, but theres no way one can learn it today in schools abroad. this is really helpful.

  3. Incidentally my husband's name is Advait :)