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Apr 22, 2008 Emily rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: someone who wans to review their sanskrit
Recommended to Emily by: I did
Just beginning -- it's fun :O) buuut, not entirely reader-friendly, for an american speaker. The shop people say it's mostly for speakers from the various Indian regions. I trust that they are enjoying the book, with greater ease. Still, while I may add a zero, after the '30' -- as in 'Learn Sanskrit in 300 Days', or maybe I'll skip the '3' digit entirely, haha, a dbl zero days..right now, on day number 2, this is for fun. The pronunciations are not clear, to an english speaker: For example, wor ...more
It has taken me almost a year to get through this book and to learn the Devanagari script. I have written in the book and highlighted words to get to know the language little by little. Thanks to this book I have made some progress in learning Sanskrit, but I still have a long way to go!
Better than the other two 30-Days books. It's larger, the transcription is more official and there are more charts and sufficient explanation for those as well... so it's not that bad. But don't think you could learn Sanskrit in 30 days! ;)