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Functional and fun, each course offers full pronunciation guides, grammar summaries, dialogues, cultural notes, vocabulary charts, and irregular verb tables. Ideal for complete language study from comprehension, to speaking and writing skills, to understanding the culture.
Paperback, 513 pages
Published January 11th 1992 by McGraw-Hill Companies (first published 1976)
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Plucino
Sep 02, 2012 Plucino rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: language, india
I used / tried to use this book back in the seventies - to be precise, the 1978 second impression.
At that time there was no Internet and I still remember it was difficult to get hold of a copy. My dad took an hour off his duties in Milan's Commodity Exchange and bought a copy for me.

It was useful to "open my mind" and helped me to touch with my hands a language I had seen mentioned in archaeology books like this one The Secret of the Hittites The Discovery of an Ancient Europe by C.W. Ceram
(its Italian title is even more impressive: "The Book of Cliffs" ).

Enough with
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Brent Woo
Mar 02, 2016 Brent Woo rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: linguistics
The tone and content of the book is set by this line in the Preface: "It seemed practical to assume a somewhat greater degree of sophistication in potential students of Sanskrit than in students proposing to teach themselves a language such as French."

In a way, that Preface sentence should prepare you for a language learning experience unlike any other (unless you've studied other classics, Ancient Greek, Old Chinese, etc.). Forget about 'conversation' -- you never learn "hello" or "how are you"
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Gary Donnelly
I am seeing progress with this book, but I have been using this in conjunction with (to a lesser extent) the Maurer Sanskrit textbooks - both have their uses but if you intend to 'learn' Sanskrit in any meaningful sense then I think it is best to use the books in conjunction with a Sanskrit teacher. Others have noted the issues re misprints (there are a lot!) and the poor quality of devanagari - this seems to be exacerbated from chapter six onward, where the script appears to be printed in a sma ...more
Mckinley
Good one, for D.
Alyson
Aug 07, 2013 Alyson rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A good book if you have some previous knowledge on Sanskrit, but for a total beginner it may not be a good choice. I am a total beginner and it was pretty confusing for me.
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