My main aim in writing this grammar is to explain the structures of Sanskrit with following goals:


 brevity and

 unambiguousness (when possible).


The pedagogical goal is to achieve this. My main tool in doing this, is a type of semi-formal language I came up with during lectures on Sanskrit here in Lund given by Dr. Martin Gansten. (Before You start to use this grammar, please read through the Nomenclature page!)


There will be no discussions or explanations of the terms used (very much on the pattern of a “Handbook of formulas and tables” as used in the natural sciences). For explanations, go to the printed grammars and introductions (see Bibliography).


I have no interest whatsoever whether an example is quotable or not (although many are, especially in the Syntax section). Pedagogical clarity comes first. Also, for the same reason, all examples are written with the sandhi removed (i.e. the words are written as they would have been written if put last in a sentence).


As for the intended audience, well, I have only written this grammar for my own personal use, so that I quickly can look up a form and see how it is constructed. I put it on the web for three main reasons:


 so I can find it from any computer on line,


 other people may benefit from using it and


 other people can give me constructive criticism, help me correct errors and point out oversights (which in the long run will make the grammar more reliable and thus more useful).


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