Spoken Sanskrit Workshop – Sat 21 Dec 10am-5pm

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Spoken Sanskrit Workshop
संस्कृतकार्यशाला
The HTCC Canberra & the Hindu council of Australia

Eligibility: – A basic understanding of the use of cases (vibhakti) and simple tenses (lakaara) in Sanskrit will help. This course will be of interest to persons from different disciplinary backgrounds of science, technology, computer sciences, and humanities and social sciences. There is no age bar, all from the age of 10 can benefit from this workshop. This will build up on an earlier workshop by Dr Jyoti Raj in Canberra in June 2018.
Objective: To give students a taste of Sanskrit as a living language by introducing correct pronunciations of Sanskrit words and its basic grammatical structures to understand simple texts as well as for spoken Sanskrit. It also seeks to give participants an understanding and appreciation of the beauty of the different aspects of this language from its sounds to its rich content to enthuse them enough to continue to learn Sanskrit. In this interactive workshop the presenters will work with the participants to use the presented material to from Sanskrit sentences that they can use in everyday conversation.

When: Sat 21 December 2019
Time: 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm (with a ten-minute break after every 50 minutes)
Where: Hindu Temple & Cultural Centre, 81 Ratcliffe Crescent, Florey ACT 2615
Contact: Himanshu Roy Pota, 0426057354, himanshu.pota@gmail.com
Registration: https://forms.gle/65cpZE6FxuxZ1Z388 (there is no cost for attending the workshop)

After a short revision the workshop will focus on some very useful constructs which are simple to learn. पाठ्यबिन्दवः (Topics): संस्कृतभाषायाः स्वरूपम् (Sanskrit Language structure), उच्चारणम् (Pronunciation), साहित्यानुमोदितवाक्यप्रयोगः (delightful sentences from Sanskrit literature), प्रत्ययाः – क्त्वा, ल्यप् , तुमुन् , क्त, क्तवतु , तव्यत्, अनीयर् (verb suffixes to use it to convey action terms to go, having gone, went, should go, etc.); मासाः (months and days), विविध-स्थलेषु वार्तालापः (conversation at different places), अव्ययपदानि (adverbs), वैदिकगणितस्य सूत्रद्वयम् (two important sutras of Vedic mathematics), अनुस्वारस्य ययि परसवर्णः (nasal sounds in Sanskrit).

Participants can attend part of the workshop, and comprehensive course material will be provided.

Short Bio data of presenters:
Dr. Jyoti Raj and Dr. Asheesh Kumar who have designed this course, are Assistant Professors of Sanskrit since last eight years in India and have taught the language to several batches of students in India, Australia (Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney) and Sri Lanka so that they bring to this program a keen perception of a new student’s learning needs.

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