Stenzler or?

George Thompson gthomgt at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 15 16:02:29 UTC 2012

Dear List,

There is some doubt whether Mayrhofer's grammar was ever translated
into English.  I believe I saw an English translation in Berkeley,
Cal., but that was a long time ago, and my memory may be of some other
grammar no longer remembered.  I didn't buy it because I already
owned the German edition.

Can someone clarify?

George Thompson

On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 4:31 AM, Christophe Vielle
<christophe.vielle at> wrote:
> For the French-speaking students,
> there is, just issued (I discover it today), the
> Grammaire sanskrite à l'usage des étudiants hellénistes et latinistes
> by my Colleague Francine Mawet ; see:
> where in her self-presentation she refers to the
> Sanskrit Grammar by M. Mayrhofer (1972)
> (? translation of his German Sanskrit-Grammatik mit sprachvergleichenden
> Erläuterungen, 1964)
> It is to be noted that the
> Grammaire élémentaire et pratique du sanskrit classique, avec exercices
> corrigés et textes expliqués
> issued in 2010, by the "Classicist" (and Indologist) Sylvain Brocquet
> See:
> is an excellent manual (with audio-examples available) for self-teaching.
> With best wishes,
> Christophe Vielle
> Louvain-la-Neuve
> Editor, Publications de l'Institut Orientaliste de Louvain series
> - Last Indological issues: PIOL nos 53, 60
> - Still available: Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (vols 1-2-3-4-5),  Asaṅga's
> Mahāyānasaṃgraha, Vimalakīrtinirdeśa, Lamotte's History of Indian Buddhism,
> etc.
> Le 11 oct. 2012 à 23:45, Matthew Kapstein a écrit :
> For one at home in Greek and Latin, I'd recommend Bergaigne
> Matthew Kapstein
> Directeur d'études,
> Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes
> Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies,
> The University of Chicago
> dear Colleagues,
> I have a colleague who is a classicist, whom I may be convincing it would be
> great to study Sanskrit. I'm not sure what would be the best book to use for
> someone who is entirely at home in Greek (and Latin) but doesn't know an
> Indic language. I thought of Stenzler, but then, which edition? Or is there
> a better choice? It may be disloyal given where I teach, but I consider
> Gonda to be impossible as anything other than a list of forms...
> thanks so much in advance for the advice, jonathan
> --
> J. Silk
> Instituut Kern / Universiteit Leiden
> Leiden University Institute for Area Studies, LIAS
> Johan Huizinga Building, Room 1.37
> Doelensteeg 16
> 2311 VL Leiden
> The Netherlands

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