Sentence Structure English and Sanskrit

In English speech or writing, the order of words shows their connection or relationship to the whole sentence. For example, in the simple sentence, the information as to which is the limiter and which the limited, is given by the position of the words in relation to the verb. This is an important point in a sentence, a word's physical position (in time or space), reflects its subtle position (the relationship or part that it plays). Now, a word may be placed before or after the verb but these...

The Five Mouth Positions

The five mouth positions are considered from within the oral cavity itself. The back of the mouth as it narrows to form the throat, is called the guttural position kanthya this is associated with the vowel a. Moving towards the front of the mouth, next is the palatal position talavya used by the vowel i this is followed by the cerebral position murdhanya used by r, and the teeth dantya used by 1, and finally the two lips osthya used by u. The compound vowels make use of two mouth positions e...

Illustrations of Dhatu Patha

The dhatu for each word of the previous exercise of Dictionary Practice section 14.6 will be used as a practical demonstration in the use of the Dhatu-Patha the dhatu is located in the index, then its artha found in the body, and finally the artha is examined in the dictionary. 1 MW758a y lft l.bhi, cl.3.P. to fear, be afraid of Dh.P. Index f t T 3T Dh.P. Body f gt T MW747a -RT bhaya n. yfbhi fear, alarm, dread NOTES This dhatu has its anubandha syllable placed in front of it in the index this...